CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - High school cheerleading isn't the simple sideline activity it used to be.
A new study that was released on Thursday shed some light on what type of injuries are associated with the sport.
"I was actually tumbling, and when I landed, it kind of just snapped," said Cabot High School cheerleader Laura Davidson, describing a bone in her foot.
The Cabot High School cheerleader said she has spent much of her senior year sitting out after breaking her foot at cheer camp.
"Yeah, there was a lot of pain, excruciating pain."
Davidson's story may sound familiar to the reports made by thousands of other cheerleaders and their parents. Cabot High School Assistant Athletic Trainer Lyndsey Rich said that cheer injuries tend to take longer to heal.