Football is a very popular youth sport, with over two million children and adolescents participating yearly across the city of Cincinnati and the entire country. Around half of these football players will suffer some degree of injury during the season. Our team of physicians, athletic trainers and physical therapists understand the rigors and demands of the sport and are equipped to treat these injuries. Cincinnati Children’s Sports Medicine physicians strive to provide the best and most updated care to football athletes and return them to competition as quickly and as safely as possible.

What is the impact on the body?

Injuries caused by overuse are common in football due to repetitive running, drills and conditioning. Broken bones, sprained or torn ligaments, and concussions are also common given high-speed collisions and the contact nature of the sport.

Tackling, especially with improper form or illegal tackling, can lead to head and neck injuries. Overall, these injuries are less common than injuries to other parts of the body but tend to be more severe. Our Sports Medicine physicians are here for you to answer questions and provide evidence-based care on these conditions to promote injury prevention and safe sport participation.