Page 2 of ESPN's "Outside the Lines" filed this really interesting read on the number of insurance carriers that are now refusing to insure football pl... 18 comments | 2133 Views | Go to page 1 →
Jan 18, 19, 04:30 PM #16
Jan 18, 19, 04:45 PM #17
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That's just for head injuries. There are countless examples of those who have developed addictions to pain killers that started with high school sports injuries.
So just because you don't know someone (or more likely aren't aware of someone), doesn't mean that those people don't exist, and that there might not be quite a few of them. That's what's scaring insurers away. Don't forget, we are still learning about this too.
Jan 18, 19, 05:30 PM #18I have a friend who played HS football only and he is getting ready to have neck surgery. He said he suffered a concussion and hurt his neck while he got the concussion in HS.
Jan 20, 19, 08:57 AM #19
I will tell you from working within the NKYFL our insurance doubled in the past few years for our league. After shopping we were able to bring it back down some. We also learned that there is basically only 8 major insurance companies in the world that will entertain insuring youth football and it’s getting increasingly tougher which is alarming. It’s definitely an issue that could effect football as a whole down the road.
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Also our cheer insurance has been higher than football per Participant for many years, at least as long as I have been around (10 seasons). That’s even with special provisions on things they are allowed to do which is more restrictive that the more competitive types of cheer leagues.