Most youth hockey injures accidental

August 5, 2010

Researchers at the University of Buffalo analyzed 3,000 youth hockey players between the ages of 4 and 18. They found 66 percent of injuries came from accidental collisions with the boards, a teammate, or the puck itself.

The authors of the study also say accidental injuries tended to be more severe than injuries suffered from a body check.

The study is published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

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