More kids specializing in single sports risk injury

[WCCO Radio, October 31, 2016] It’s becoming more and more common for teens, and even younger kids, to specialize in a single sport all year long in hopes they’ll be able to play at higher levels. But the statistics are clear, kids that do are more prone to injuries than kids who play a variety of sports. Dr. Pearce McCarty III, an orthopedic surgeon with Allina Health’s Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists, says the statistics are clear, kids that do specialize are more prone to injuries than kids who play a variety of sports. He talked with WCCO Radio about the risk of sports specialization.

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