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The following table of injuries is based on 2006 data compiled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS).

Estimated Number
of Injuries
Sport and Type of Injury
529,837 Basketball - Cut hands, sprained ankles, broken legs, eye and forehead injuries.
490,434 Bicycling - Feet caught in spokes, head injuries from falls, slipping while carrying bicycles, collisions with cars.
460,210 Football - Fractured wrists, chipped teeth, neck strains, head lacerations, dislocated hips and jammed fingers.
275,123 ATVs, Mopeds, Minibikes - Riders of ATVs were frequently injured when they were thrown from vehicles. There were also fractured wrists, dislocated hands, shoulder sprains, head cuts and lumbar strains.
274,867 Baseball, Softball - Head injuries from bats and balls. Ankle injuries from running bases or sliding into them.
269,249 Exercise, Exercise Equipment - Twisted ankles and cut chins from tripping on treadmills. Head injuries from falling backward from exercise balls, ankle sprains from jumping rope.
186,544 Soccer - Twisted ankles or knees after falls, fractured arms during games.
164,607 Swimming - Head injuries from hitting the bottom of pools, and leg injuries from accidentally falling into pools.
96,119 Skiing, Snowboarding - Head injuries from falling, cut legs and faces, sprained knees or shoulders.
85,580 Lacrosse, Rugby, & other Ball Games - Head and facial cuts from getting hit by balls and sticks, injured ankles from falls.