From the time that we're young until the end of our lives, we're most likely to injure ourselves while engaged in sports or recreational activities in a simple way.
We fall down.
That's one of the main takeaways from a newly released CDC study that documents sports- and recreation-related injuries. Every year, there are about 8.6 million of these injuries requiring medical attention in the US. About half are treated at doctor's offices or clinics instead of emergency rooms or hospitals.