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A new Safe Kids Worldwide survey, which is a nonprofit working to prevent childhood injury, revealed alarming information about youth sports injuries:
- Nine out of 10 athletes say they have been injured playing a sport, and 54 percent say they have played with an injury such as a sprain or even a broken bone.
- Approximately 42 percent of players reported they have hidden or downplayed an injury during a game so they could keep playing, and 62 percent said they know someone else who has done so.
- Only 27 percent of coaches reported a player having hidden or downplayed an injury. More than half of athletes reported playing while injured.