Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic sports injuries in any sport are rare but tragic events. This entry reviews the nature of catastrophic sports injuries; the research findings of the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research (NCCSI), including 25 years of data collection; and the recommendations of the NCCSI and other organizations for prevention of catastrophic injuries in athletes.

The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) initiated the First Annual Survey of Football Fatalities in 1931, and since 1965, this research has been continued at the University of North ...

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