TABLE 4

Cheerleading Injury Time Loss and Need for Surgery by Type of Exposure, National High School Sports-Related Injury Surveillance Study, United States, 2009/2010 through 2013/2014

Competition, N (%)Rate per 10 000 AEsPractice, N (%)Rate per 10 000 AEsPerformance, N (%)Rate per 10 000 AEsOverall, N (%)Rate per 10 000 AEs
Time to return to playa
 Less than 1wk16 (26.7)2.10198 (34.3)2.4136 (38.7)1.70250 (34.3)2.25
 1 wk to 3 wk24 (40.0)3.15245 (42.5)2.9828 (30.1)1.32297 (40.7)2.68
 3 wk or moreb20 (33.3)2.62134 (23.2)1.6329 (31.2)1.37183 (25.1)1.65
Need for surgical repair of injuryc
 Surgery required2 (3.1)0.2622 (3.6)0.277 (7.1)0.3331 (4.0)0.28
 Surgery not required62 (96.9)8.13591 (96.4)7.2091 (92.9)4.29744 (96.0)6.71
  • a Excludes 5 competition, 48 practice, and 10 performance injuries missing time loss data.

  • b Includes MDQ, athlete chose not to continue, season ended before athlete returned to play, and return after 3 weeks or more.

  • c Excludes 1 competition, 12 practice, and 5 performance injuries missing need for surgery data.