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We know that tons of you GL gals out there are amazing gymnasts, but check this out: gymnastics has the same clinical amount of catastrophic injuries as ice hockey! The magazine The Week reported lotsa people don’t consider gymnastics as a sport, but rather an activity. Because of this, parents don’t realize the risk of injury when their kid is doin’ flips and vaulting. Most of the injuries occur when attempting tricks at home, or practicing with an ill-trained instructor.
So gymnasts, be careful! Gymnastic injuries account for some of the highest numbers of injuries for kids between ages 6 and 17. How bad are these teens getting hurt, you ask? Anywhere from ankle sprains, to broken or dislocated arms, to serious spinal cord fractures. Ouch!