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In which sports do the most serious neck injuries occur?

Serious neck injuries are more likely in football, wrestling, and gymnastics. Diving into water that is not deep enough and landing wrong on a trampoline can also cause serious neck injury.

(This answer provided for NATA by the University of Alabama Athletic Training Education Program.)

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