Cheerleading proves more dangerous than all other girls' sports combined
Cheerleading accounts for more catastrophic injuries than every other girls’ sport combined, LiveScience reports. Of the 103 fatal, debilitating, or serious injuries female high school athletes incurred between 1982 and 2007, 67 occurred while cheerleading. Participants in the next-most-dangerous activity, gymnastics, sustained just nine such injuries. The proportions for college...