Fall Sports Injury Prevention

The return of fall sports and youth athletes back on the field means millions of youngsters will experience an injury even before their sports season is officially over. Youth sports account for almost four million emergency room visits each year. The range of injuries can be anything from ACL tears for soccer players to concussions for football players – even as young as 12.

Orthopaedic surgeon at the UConn Health Center’s New England Musculoskeletal Institute, Dr. Thomas DeBerardino, offers tips on how you can reduce the risk of injury during an interview on NBC Connecticut.


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