Thats the painful truth from Dr. Jordan Metzl, a sports medicine expert for SEAL-ON first aid products.
He says the start of school usually means an increase in athletic injuries and attributes it to contact sports like football and soccer as well as overuse injuries from volleyball or cross country running.
Part of the problem is caused when students try to get in shape for competition in a weeks time, instead of training gradually throughout the summer.
Sadly that isnt always enough. Many injuries are caused not because the athlete is out-of-shape but because the playing surface is terribly uneven.
He says there are countless injuries each year due to divots in football and soccer fields to cracks on a tennis or basketball court, and Metzl thinks parents or teachers should be willing to forfeit a game whenever the field or court increases the risk of injury.
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