USA Football to study injuries

USA Football will sponsor a full-season research study this year

to examine player health and safety in organized youth tackle


The national governing body for the sport will provide a grant

for the independent study, which will document player health and

estimate the injury rate for youngsters in the game. Results of the

study will be the basis for USA Football’s recommended safety

measures and practices for different age levels, and its rulebook

for youth football leagues in the United States.

There are approximately 3 million American youngsters ages 6

through 14 who play organized football.