Of the estimated 715,000 high school sports-related injuries which are
sustained by youth athletes each year, many, such as sprains, strains, fractures and concussions,
are hard to prevent. Some sports injuries, however, including bacterial
skin infections like Community-Acquired
(CA-MRSA), impetigo and
folliculitis, are preventable if athletes, coaches, and
parents take certain precautions, including hand washing with antibacterial gel or wipes containing CHG.