Sports Safety: Keeping Our Local Athletes Healthy
The blogosphere is like your local Walmart – you can pretty much find anything you’re looking for. With that said, this is a blog about a blog. It may sound strange, but we recently read about the most dangerous high school sports and found it fascinating.
According to a 28-year study from the National Center of Catastrophic Sports Injury Research at the University of North Carolina, fall high school sports resulted in 771 direct catastrophic injuries between 1982 and 2010. The study also reveals that 34 of these injuries were football related and two resulted in fatalities.
With the fall sports season right around the corner, it is important to remember to keep safety first. Coaches should teach players the proper techniques and insist student-athletes wear the right equipment at all times. Here is a list of sports prevention tips from Safe Kids USA. Our physicians and staff are proud members of some of Zanesville’s local sports teams, from high school to college, and want to ensure our community stays safe, on and off the field.
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