Female college athletes annually injured in practice and competition playing softball, as reported by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The injury rate is 4.6 per 1,000 athlete exposures.
Reference: College Sports-Related Injuries – United States, 2009-10 through 2013-14 Academic Years. Morbibity and Mortality Weekly Report. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. www://cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6448a2.htm