Epidemiologic study of NCAA (collegiate) football injuries across 60 teams over 5 seasons. Most common orthopaedic injuries were lower extremity. This 2016 study utilized information from the NCAA injury surveillance system over 5 seasons.
Key findings include:
- Over 18,000 football injuries
- 39% were in competition, 56% were in regular practices
- The highest injury rate per exposure was in competition
- 56% of injuries were in the lower extremity