Soccer injuries more than doubled between 1990 and 2014

HealthDay News  As popularity of soccer has grown in US so has annual rate of soccer-related injuries in kids. They more than doubled  - jumping 111 percent between 1990 and 2014. Concussions made up 7 percent of those injuries. Both the number and rate of soccer-related injuries increased significantly over the study period. This means that the increase in injuries doesn't just come from more children playing soccer, but that athletes may be getting injured more frequently. Girls account for more injuries as well as there has been a great increase in girls soccer in last 25 years.  This report was published Sept 12 in Journal of Pediatrics. Study was done by Dr. Huiyun Xiang, Director of the Center for Pediatric Trauma Research at Nationwide Children's hospital in Columbus Ohio.