School Athletes Often Lack Adequate Protection

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“With all the attention on national rules to prevent and properly treat injuries to professional and college athletes, it may surprise you to learn that there are no nationwide guidelines to protect high school athletes from crippling or fatal injuries.”

“Instead, it is up to individual states and the schools within them to adopt policies and practices that help to assure the safety of children who play organized school or league sports. But most states and schools have yet to enact needed safety measures, according to data from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.”

“’Each state has its own high school athletic association, and each policy has to be individually approved,’ said Douglas Casa, an athletic trainer and chief executive of the University of Connecticut’s Korey Stringer Institute.” READ MORE

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