Young climbers injured as often as kids in other sports

November 21, 2014 3:59 PM

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(Reuters Health) - Rock-climbing teens suffer about as many injuries as young ice hockey or soccer players, most often straining or spraining their hands and fingers and developing tendonitis, says a new study from Canada.

The risks, the study authors say, are as high as 4.44 injuries per 1,000 hours of climbing.

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