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Dr. James Andrews, on preventing youth sports injuries: Take time off, don't specialize
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