Dr. James Andrews, on preventing youth sports injuries: Take time off, don't specialize
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One of the nation's foremost sports orthopedic surgeons said Wednesday night in Orlando that the best medicine to help prevent youth sports injuries is to avoid playing year-round and not to specialize in one sport. And don't approach a child's athletic pursuits like he is a miniature version of Tom Brady or LeBron James. "Don't treat 6- and 7-year-old kids like they're professional athletes,'' Dr. James Andrews told an audience of about 100 at Florida Hospital Orlando. "They
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