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Basketball Injury Statistics For Boys

According to a study of high school basketball players by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA):

  • Twenty-two percent of all male basketball players sustained at least one time-loss injury each year.

  • Approximately 42% of the injuries were to the ankle/foot, far outnumbering other injured body categories such as hip/thigh (11%) and knee (9%).

  • Sprains were the most common type of injury (43%).

  • General trauma was the second most common type of injury (22%).

  • Sixty percent of the injuries occurred during practice.

  • Fifty-nine percent of game-related injuries occurred during the second half of the game.

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