Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine
11:40 am
Wed September 5, 2012

The Safety of Young Athletes Takes Center Stage As Football Season Gets Underway

The sport of football is full of injuries, but for younger athletes special care needs to be taken to ensure player safety.
UAB Sports Medicine Children's Hospital of Alabama.

It's football season and for many young athletes that means lots of practices and training to get in shape for the big game every week. It's also a prime time for these players to get injured. Drew Ferguson is a licensed athletic trainer and Director of Sports Medicine at Children's Hospital of Alabama. Ferguson says extra care needs to be taken at youth levels to keep players safe because they lack the resources of the older counterparts.

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