Broken Bones and Bruises Rise as Youth Soccer Gets Aggressive

The New York Times—September 13, 2016

Rachel Rabkin Peachman, a journalist with The New York Times, reports on the increase of injuries in youth soccer players. According to the article, "Youth soccer participation has surged in the past 25 years, and so has the risk of getting hurt while playing it."

Daniel W. Green, MD, MS, FAAP, FACS, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, shares why an increase in injury may be occurring: "They're going to become more aggressive the more opportunities they have to train and play competitively." Dr. Green explains that he has seen a threefold increase in the rate of surgery for childhood sports injuries.

To read the full article, visit (This article also appeared in My Palm Beach Post.)


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