Football season is definitely one of our favorite times of year. There are few things more enjoyable than spending a crisp October day watching your high school football team beat their rival school. But along with the fun that comes with high school football season comes the risk of football-related injuries. According to the National High School Sports-Related Injury Surveillance Study, there were more than 500,000 injuries related to high school football in 2014 alone.
So whether you are a high school football player or you are a friend or parent of one, understanding how to best prevent the most common football injuries (mild or severe) will help ensure you (or your athlete) stays healthy all season long.