Illegal 'Body Checking' in Ice Hockey Can Cause Serious Injuries
- Nearly 90% of all injuries during amateur ice hockey games are caused by
reckless or illegal collisions between opponents.
- Many experts recommend that ice hockey rules be more strictly enforced or
that "body checking" be banned altogether from amateur play.
- Equipment does not always protect players from injuries, which commonly
include cervical spine injuries and concussions.
© 1999 WebMD, Inc. All rights reserved.