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Spinal-cord injuries hit teen athletes hardest

Published: January 16, 2012

Spinal-cord injuries, such as those suffered recently by two Minnesota high school hockey players, are rare but more likely to occur among teenagers.

Spinal-cord injuries, such as those suffered recently by two Minnesota high school hockey players, are rare but more likely to occur among teenagers.

Between 1993 and 2011, about 60 Minnesota high school athletes were treated in hospitals for varying degrees of spinal-cord injuries. Among victims of sports-related spinal-cord injuries in Minnesota, about half were ages 14 to 19.