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Kids and Concussions: One of the most dangerous sports of all – Cheerleading February 12, 2010

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January 04, 2010, 11:59PM
By Matthew Stanmyre and Jackie Friedman/The Star-Ledger

Alexa McCormack doesn’t remember much about the day that changed her life.

Not the stunt gone awry. The impact of the collision. The panic in the gymnasium.

But the reminders are there almost every day: headaches, prescription medication, blurred vision.

Two years ago, as a junior at West Milford High School in Passaic County, McCormack suffered a concussion that knocked her unconscious and split her eardrum. It was one of three concussions she sustained during the last 18 months of her career as a cheerleader.

McCormack’s injuries are hardly unusual in cheerleading, which, according to a study released last year by the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research, accounts for 65.1 percent of all catastrophic sports injuries female athletes have incurred over the past 25 years.

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1. Princess Sarah - December 4, 2011

Cheer leading is a enjoyable funniest game.I also include this game is in my blog post. you can see it here Top 10 Most Dangerous Sports .


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