Football is known for its hard hits and intense contact so it’s no surprise when football injuries are reported. Cheerleading on the other hand is more known for being a type of activity, as it is often not called a sport, which involves cheering on a team and a few occasional tumbles.

Cheerleading injuries however are the leading cause of catastrophic injuries among high school female athletes. Among high school and collegiate cheerleaders, in 2009, there were more than 100 catastrophic cheerleading injuries reported.

So the question is, who gets hurt more? An analysis of statistics for the 2011 and 2012 season provides the answer.

A sports injury lawyer can help cheerleaders or football players injured due to coaching or premises negligence determine what their legal rights are and if they may be entitled to compensation for their pain and suffering.