Table 3.

Selected Injuries Related to Environmental Factors

SportEnvironmentInjury Cause and Injury Type
FootballCement26 injuries from falls on cement
 8 open wounds (4 head)
 8 contusions
 6 closed head injuries*
 3 sprains
 2 leg fractures
Walls, fences, cars23 injuries from striking against objects
 6 open wounds (3 head)
 6 sprains/strains
 5 leg contusions
 3 closed head injuries
 2 leg fractures
 1 clavicle fracture
Glass, metal, sticks, stones12 injuries from falling on sharp objects
 11 open wounds
 1 eye injury*
 1 arm contusions
BasketballWalls, fences, cars, bleachers, signs37 injuries from striking against objects
 14 open wounds (8 head)
 11 sprains/strains
 5 contusions
 4 closed head injuries*
 3 extremity fractures*
Glass, metal, sticks, stones12 injuries from falling on sharp objects
 11 open wounds (6 hand)
 1 arm contusions
BicyclingMotor vehicle collision92 injuries from collision with motor vehicle
SkatingMotor vehicle collision4 injuries from collision with motor vehicle
  • * Injury for which patient was hospitalized.