Teenage athletes face injury crisis

Around 75% of elite adolescent athletes suffer at least one major injury each year, whilst 3 in every 10 pick up an injury every week, with girls the worst affected.

A study from Sweden looked at over 680 elite teenage athletes who measured injury rates alongside things like low self-esteem, less sleep and a higher training volume.

The report recommended that “medical teams should be available for all athletes at every sports high school to reduce the unhealthy behaviour associated with being injured.”