Using a lighter baseball would not significantly increase batted-ball impact injuries to position players in youth baseball, but would likely increase such injuries to pitchers, suggests a first-of-its-kind study.
Soccer has a higher injury rate than many contact/collision sports such
as field hockey, rugby, basketball, and football, with players younger
than age 15 at higher relative injury risk compared with older players,
concludes a clinical report in the journal Pediatrics.