There is risk but life is a risk. If something is going to happen it'll happen whether you are the safest person in the world or not. Football is a fun sport, and there is risk in it because it is a contact sport. If you want your kid playing a position that doesnt get hit a lot better teach him to be a good QB or a kicker. Linemen usually dont get hurt a lot either. It's usually RB's and WR's that are prone to injury.