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KSHSAA: More than 2,000 students injured with concussions last school year

Garden City High School's football team played on the road vs Derby High School on Friday...
Garden City High School's football team played on the road vs Derby High School on Friday August 31, 2018 at Panther Stadium in Derby, Kan. The Buffalos lost to the Panthers 6 - 49. (KWCHCIK)
Published: Aug. 28, 2019 at 9:55 PM CDT
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The Kansas State High School Activities Association releases a list showing more than 2,000 concussions in middle and high-school students across Kansas last school year (2018-19).

Last school year was the first that schools were required to report concussions.

Looking at individual sports, football had a rate of a little more than 6 percent and accounted for almost half of all reported incidents involving concussions last school year.

Counting all classifications of football, including every school playing 11-man, 8-man and 6-man football, there were 903 reported concussions out of 14,661 total participants.

The next highest concussion rate was for girls' soccer at about 3.6 percent. Boys' and girls' wrestling show the third and fourth highest concussion rates, followed by cheer, girls' basketball and boys' soccer.

The rest of the sports and activities had concussion rates below 2 percent, the data from last school year shows. But at least one concussion injury was reported in more than one dozen sports, including lower-risk activities like golf, swimming, cross country and band.

You can read the detailed list and background on the data-collecting effort here: