ERIC Number: ED243861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
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Annual Survey of Catastrophic Football Injuries, 1977-1983.
Mueller, Frederick O.; Blyth, Carl S.
Football injuries which resulted in permanent spinal cord injury are reported in this survey, part of a concerted effort by individuals and research organizations to reduce the steady increase of football head and neck injuries since the late 1950s. In addition to the reporting of injuries, this document describes steps taken to eliminate the occurrence of these types of injuries. A discussion is presented of the situations in which severe injuries have been sustained by players, and recommendations are given for reducing such injuries. Case studies are presented of catastrophic injuries resulting in quadriplegia in 11 high school football players and one college player. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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