To reduce injuries, young athletes should play multiple sports, experts say

November 25, 2014 1:16 PM

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To reduce injuries, young athletes should play multiple sports, experts say

Children are dedicating themselves to a single sport too early and spending too much time playing it, say doctors who are seeing more children coming in with overuse injuries.

Playing multiple sports leads to fewer overuse injuries, lower burnout rates and better overall athletes, experts say. Focusing on a single sport should only begin around the age of puberty or even later, when a child’s body has developed enough to handle the stress.

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