High School Football Player Dies From Game-Related Injury
On Saturday, school officials in New Jersey announced that a high school football player has died from an injury sustained during a game on Friday.
About the Sports Accident
According to Reuters, Warren Hills Regional High School quarterback Evan Murray died Saturday from an injury he sustained during a high school football game.
An investigation has been launched into the incident as officials attempt to determine the cause of death. According to a fundraiser set up for his family, the high school senior was injured after he took a hit behind the line of scrimmage during a game.
Sport Injury Statistics
The following information was provided by the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association (SWATA):
- Sports-related injuries resulted in the deaths of 40 young athletes in 2011.
- On average, 8,000 children will be treated in emergency rooms for sports-related injuries every day.
- Children between the ages 15-17 experience the highest emergency room visits for sports injuries.
- High school athletes suffer 2 million injures, 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations each year.