Lacrosse: Different genders, same injuries

Scientists find boys and girls suffer similar lacrosse injuries

By Alison Pearce Stevens, 09:31 AM August 5, 2014

In the fast-paced game of lacrosse, players zing a ball from crosse to crosse. (The crosse is a stick with a net on one end. Players use it to move the ball down the field.) When all goes well, the ball whizzes over opponents’ heads, past the goalie’s crosse and — whomp!  — into the goal. Unfortunately, the athletes’ bodies all too often get whomped as well.

Over 170,000 U.S. boys and girls play lacrosse in high school. The sport has grown steadily more popular over the past five years. And al...

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