In high school, fall means Friday night football games, pep rallies and homecoming traditions. While these activities bring students excitement and pride, they also pose serious risks: between 1982 and 2012, fall sports accounted for more catastrophic events—that is, incidences where athletes suffered fatal, permanent, or otherwise severe injuries—than any other season, according to a report from the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research (NCCSIR).*
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