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08-03-2010, 03:07 PM
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I would pose that the percentages would be different if the players studied were ages 12-18 and not 4-18. Since 4-12 checking isn't allowed I would venture that 99% of their injuries are accidental. To get the 33%/66% numbers the numbers of the 12-18 year olds would have to be at least 80%/20% for body checking injuries. They did a bunch of different studies at different ages and levels and then lumped all the results together.

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