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injuries

March 12, 2019

Study determines average number of recovery days after sports-related surgery

While there has been extensive research on when to return to sports, physicians don't have sufficient empirical evidence at their disposal to counsel adolescent and college-aged patients as to when they can return to school following surgery. A st...


March 14, 2017

New survey finds athletes specializing at a younger age

A new survey conducted by the Rothman Institute has found that today's high school athletes began specializing in a single sport much earlier than those who came before them. Sport specialization has been linked to increasing injury rates, most re...


February 8, 2017

N.M. bill would require athletes to learn about brain injuries

A proposal in New Mexico would require that young athletes be educated on the signs and symptoms of brain injuries before they ever step onto a playing field. A state law already requires that coaches learn about brain injuries, but Sen. Bill So...


November 9, 2016

Study: Athletes who specialize suffer more ankle, knee injuries

A new study has found that athletes who specialize in a single sport are more likely to suffer lower-extremity injuries. [caption id="attachment_18015" align="alignright" width="252"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] The study, conducted by resea...


October 26, 2016

N.J. legislators to introduce student accident insurance bill

New Jersey lawmakers plan to introduce legislation that would require the state's public schools to carry insurance for students who participate in extracurriculars. The absence of student accident insurance at some school districts means athlete...


September 15, 2016

Study: Rate of injuries among youth soccer players has doubled

A new study released this week suggests that the rate of injuries among youth soccer players has dramatically increased since 1990. The study — conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Research Institute at Nationwide Childr...


August 16, 2016

Miami HS drops varsity football because of low participation

A Miami high school has announced it will drop varsity football due to low numbers, weeks before the season is set to kickoff. Archbishop Curley will continue with its junior varsity program in hopes of fielding a varsity team for the 2017 season...


July 12, 2016

NFHS approves restriction policy for baseball pitchers

State athletic associations will now be required to develop policies affording baseball pitchers adequate rest between appearances, according to rules adopted by the national association. [caption id="attachment_15407" align="alignright" width="2...