Reuters Health—February 21, 2011
The report, published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, shows a spike of injuries during July and August. That means athletes are losing condition during the off-season.
Dr. Brian Halpern, who treats athletes with muscle injuries at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and who was not involved in this study, said the findings make sense.
"You're out of condition, you're out of flexibility, and then you get into this aggressive program of running, cutting, and sprinting," he told Reuters Health. The study "confirmed what we clinically see."
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