UH report documents 321 football concussions

Farrington trainers helped receiver Kingston Moses-Sanchez after he was injured in a game against Kapolei last year. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Farrington trainers helped receiver Kingston Moses-Sanchez after he was injured in a game against Kapolei last year. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

A report to the 2017 legislature dated in November 2016 studied the number of concussions suffered by high school athletes.

It came after a law was signed by Governor David Ige last July involving concussion monitoring and educational programs involving concussion testing for high school athletes.

The full report is linked at the bottom but here are some key figures released in it.

From August 1 to November 30:

>> 613 concussions were suffered by high school athletes in the five leagues (OIA, ILH, BIIF, MIL, KIF) with 5,714 baselines administered.

>> Broken down by sport, football led the way with 321 concussions, followed by girls cheerleading (74), girls volleyball (50), girls soccer (36), girls basketball (27), softball (19), boys basketball (16), boys wrestling (15) and girls wrestling (13).

>> Following a ratio of baselines administered to concussions diagnosed, the leagues broke down as follows:

BIIF: 839-50
KIF: 154-34
MIL: 187-64
ILH: 1,606-145
OIA: 2,928-334

>> In a school-by-school breakdown, the top 10 schools that reported the most concussions are as follows:

Mililani, 41
Moanalua, 36
Kamehameha, 34
Leilehua, 25
Maui, 25
Campbell, 25
Sacred Hearts, 22
Damien, 21
Kalaheo, 21
Kalani, 19

>> In a school-by-school breakdown, the top 10 schools that reported the most baselines administered:

Kahuku, 378
‘Iolani, 293
Kealakehe, 248
Damien, 218
Kamehameha, 209
St. Louis, 198
Hilo, 180
Radford, 180
Kaiser, 178
Kamehameha-Hawaii, 175

Here is the report in full:

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