Concussion Rates in High School Sports

SportInjury Rate, per 1000 Athlete Exposures
Girls' soccer0.36a
Boys' lacrosse0.28–0.34c,d
Boys' soccer0.22a
Girls' basketball0.21a
Girls' lacrosse0.10–0.21c,d
Boys' basketball0.07a
Boys' and girls' volleyball0.05a
  • a Data from Gessel LM, Fields SK, Collins CL, Dick RW, Comstock RD. Concussions among United States high school and collegiate athletes. J Athl Train. 2007;42(4):495–503.

  • b Data from Guskiewicz KM, Weaver NL, Padua DA, Garrett WE. Epidemiology of concussion in collegiate and high school football players. Am J Sports Med. 2000;28(5):643–650.

  • c Data from Lincoln AE, Hinton RY, Almqueist JL. Head, face, and eye injuries in scholastic and collegiate lacrosse: a 4-year prospective study. Am J Sports Med. 2007;35(2):207–215.

  • d Data from Hinton RY, Lincoln AE, Almquist JL. Epidemiology of lacrosse injuries in high school-aged girls and boys: a 3-year prospective study. Am J Sports Med. 2005;33(9):1305–1314.