Wisconsin study shows single-sport athletes have more injuries


A study conducted by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health concluded that high school student single-sport athletes are prone to more lower-body injuries at a much higher rate than athletes who compete in multiple sports.

“While we have long believed that sport specialization by high school athletes leads to an increased risk of overuse injury, this study confirms those beliefs about the potential risks of sport specialization,” said Bob Gardner, National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) executive director.

The study raises more concerns about sport specialization, and overuse injuries. Many parent groups argue that sport specialization at any age isn’t good for kids.

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