Monday, June 14, 2010

Effort Starts To Curb Youth Sports Injuries

A group of surgeons and professional athletes will work to help stop increasing youth sports injuries.

The effort is being led by noted orthopedic surgeon James Andrews as he claims, "Youth sports injuries are reaching epidemic proportions." Former major league pitcher John Smoltz and quarterback Sam Bradford will be featured in public awareness efforts aimed toward curbing this problem among youth athletes.

Having just gone through the experience of a son requiring significant elbow surgery, I was pleased to read about this. This is a real epidemic that needs more attention in the public debate.

Read more about this important effort in this article authored by Robert A. Guth.

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