OIP Safe Summer Fun Series: Football

August 2017
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23748739 - american football and helmet on the field with room for copy OIP Safe Summer Fun Series: Football

It's almost time for pre-season! Did you know that football is the leading cause of sports injuries in school-aged children?  Nearly half a million people with football injuries ended up in emergency rooms in 2012.

 It is vitally important to ensure that players are healthy enough to play and have stayed or have safely gotten themselves back into shape to play.  Making an appointment for a pre-sports check-up is also a key factor.  Our friends at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons provide this information as well as some tips:

  • Equipment is a big deal! Players must wear a helmet, pads (shoulder, hip, tail, knee), pants, thigh guards, jersey, mouth guard with strap, athletic supporter, proper shoes, and safety glasses or contacts, if needed.
  • Coaches need to have basic skills when it comes to treating scrapes...

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