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Injuries Patterns In Girls' Basketball

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

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

  • Ankle-foot injuries accounted for 32% of all injuries.

  • Sprains were the most common type of injury (41%).

  • Knee injuries were the second most common (18%).

  • General trauma injuries were the second most common (18%).

  • Fifty-nine percent of the injuries occurred during practice.

  • Sixty-three percent of game-related injuries occurred during the second half.

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