Brutal sports like football, boxing, and hockey get most of the attention when it comes to brain injuries in athletics, but there are several other sports with notable issues of their own. One particular sport could even overtake football as one of the most dangerous sports when it comes to the risk of concussions.
Jasmine Styles from WLTX was inspired to look into brain injury rates in cheerleading following a frightening concussion suffered by a USC cheerleader during a game against Kentucky last weekend. What she found should concern anyone, and raises several important questions about the safety of these high-flying young athletes. You can see her report and the accompanying video here.