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What are some common cheerleading injuries?

Cheerleaders suffer from the same types of injuries that any athlete can get. These include ankle sprains, torn ACLs and injuries to the head and neck. (This answer provided for NATA by the California University of Pennsylvania Athletic Training Education Program.)

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