By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Spring brings baseball to many local ballparks. Children of all ages are out there playing America’s favorite sport – baseball. As children get older, the sport becomes more competitive. The seriousness of the sport and competition level is often fueled by enthusiastic parents and coaches. While fun and competition can co-exist, parents and coaches should keep safety in mind when it comes to the health of young baseball players. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons wants parents, coaches, and players to be aware of the problems and health issues that are prevalent among baseball players including throwing arm injuries. Simple stretching exercises and other precautions can be taken to help avoid or reduce the severity of these injuries. You can read more about this important issue at Young Baseball Players At Risk for Injuries. It is estimated that there are over 600,000 baseball related injuries that result in treatment or evaluation at a doctor’s office or emergency room.