With incidents of female youth athlete injuries reaching almost epidemic proportions, the need for a comprehensive injury prevention program at the secondary school level has never been more important. Most injuries result in soft tissue damage that can have long lasting implications for joint health. Sports injuries also have negative impacts off the field as…
Injury prevention is key for any athlete to keep themselves in the game and at their best. A knee injury, however, can be especially devastating to an athlete’s career. There is a challenge in pinpointing exactly what makes a female athlete more vulnerable to ACL injuries compared to their male counterparts so we turned to WSF’s research study, “Her Life Depends On It III” to investigate further.
Should women lacrosse players also be required to wear more protective gear A new piece in today’s Huffington Post examines this question by exploring the differences between the men’s and women’s game while including feedback from several players with varying opinions on the matter.
Every year, an estimated 90,000 varsity high-school and college athletes suffer an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, which connects the thigh bone to the shin bone. A new piece in the Wall Street Journal examines these programs and spotlights several athletes and their different experiences with ACL injury.