Photo: Feet, Not Fists, Cause More Severe Injuries, Report Says



Soccer fans are caught clashing near a train station in south London, England, in this April 2002 still from a closed circuit television (CCTV) camera released by the British police.

A new study of injuries recorded by a Welsh emergency room shows that kicks cause more severe injuries than attacks using other body parts or weapons such as knives or bats. Increased use of CCTV may be one way to reduce the frequency of violent assaults and thus lower the risk of severe injuries from fights, the study authors say.

Photograph courtesy REUTERS/Ho New


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