The risk of sports injuries for a student athlete is something that cannot be denied. Statistics reveal that 90% of student athletes report some sort of sports-related injury. 54% of student athletes report they have played while injured. 37% of high school athletes say they have experienced sprains. 12% report they have sustained concussions and head injuries from their time on the field. In 2012 alone, 163,670 middle school or high school athletes were reported being seen in the emergency room for a concussion. But sports injuries aren’t the only thing that a student athlete needs to be aware of. Between 2008 and 2015, more than 300 sports-related deaths of young athletes occurred in America alone. We share these statistics not to scare you or discourage your passionate participation in sports. We share them so you can be a part of reversing this trend.