Danger Zone: Sports Edition

By Natalie Cates

High school athletes account for an estimated 2 million injuries,  500,000 doctor visits, and 30,000 hospitalizations each year. Some may not know how dangerous high school sports are and how the student-athletes get injured more than we know. 

During the RHS Lady Panthers and the Butler county Lady Bears game, on February 18, 2020, freshman Jordin Morris got a concussion. One of the players on the butler team was going to shoot a layup, Jordin was in front of her with hands up and she was elbowed in her temple. Jordin explained how everything started to get blurry to the point where she couldn’t see.

Another injury that happened this school year was during the volleyball season. During this game one of the players was practicing serving against the wall, the ball game back and hit freshman Jaecie Kimbrough in the pinky. This caused her pinky to get badly jammed, and the next day in practice she fell on it and broke it. This caused Jaecie to be out most of the volleyball season and it causes her pain here and there. 

All in all, high school sports can be very dangerous and we need to be careful and realize the consequences that could come out of it. 

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