To the surprise of many, tackle football is ranked behind 4 other sports in Canada for injuries per event. Football is rated fifth in the number and severity of injuries incurred behind Soccer, Baseball, Basketball and Hockey. While football is rightly called a collision sport and serious injuries can occur during games and practices, they are truly rare. That being said hurts such as bumps and bruises as well as scrapes and cuts are common, everyday occurrences. Be prepared to ice their bruises and bandage their scrapes.