Engaging in sports can be beneficial to young athletes. They provide the opportunity to be physically fit, learn discipline and build character in a fun environment.
The fun stops, however, when a sudden and unexpected injury or surprise medical condition intervenes. This potential is worrisome to parents and coaches as talk and awareness of concussions seem to be at an all-time high.
Host Don Marsh talked with Tony Breitbach, Director of the Athletic Training Education Program at Saint Louis University, about what can be done to protect young athletes’ health.