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The purpose of our 3 annual reports is to make sports safer, and therefore, more enjoyable. The reports include data that is reported to the NCCSIR by the NCAA, the NFHS, professional colleagues, and via online reporting at sportinjuryreport.org by athletic trainers, coaches, athletes, and parents of athletes.
Annual Survey of Football Injury Research*
This report describes deaths of football players at all levels of the sport, and classifies them as traumatic (direct), exertional/medical (indirect), and non-exertion related deaths. The football fatality report also includes case summaries of all football deaths from the respective year.
Annual Survey of Catastrophic Football Injuries*
This report describes catastrophic traumatic injuries of football players at all levels of the sport, by type of injury (e.g. head, spine, other traumatic) and neurological recovery (complete or incomplete). The catastrophic football injury also includes case summaries of all catastrophic football injuries from the respective year.
All-Sports Catastrophic Sports Injury Research*
This report describes all catastrophic injuries in athletes during participation in a school-sponsored sport (i.e. high school and college). The injuries are classified as traumatic (direct) or exertional/medical (indirect). Frequencies and incidence rates of catastrophic injury are calculated and stratified by sport and level. The all-sport report also includes case summaries of all catastrophic injuries from the respective academic year.