Youth football less dangerous than thought – Houston Chronicle
“We see more catastrophic injuries among cheerleaders than among any group of athletes,” Brock said. “The risk per hour of activity is seven times greater than with other participatory sports. It cracks me up when parents tell me they won’t let their sons play football but then push their daughters into cheerleading.”
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7 times?! Wow. I don’t think most parents think of cheerleading as dangerous compared to contact sports like football or hockey because cheerleaders aren’t intentionally colliding with each other.