by Jeff Fisher
KTBC-TV Fox 7 in Austin is reporting that high school football injuries declined for the third straight year in Texas.
According to a report obtain by the station from the University Interscholastic League, the state’s governing body for high school sports, there were 3,200 injuries last year – down from 4,000 in 2012. The UIL says there were 12,000 high school football injuries from 2010 through the 2013 season.
The most common injury was a sprain with concussions being the second most common, but the number of concussion cases also dropped last year. The report does not cover every school in the state.
The report goes on to say that most injuries occurred during games and not in practice and that most injuries didn’t require a trip to the hospital.