Now that football season is officially over, and basketball season is wrapping up in the next 1-2 months, baseball season is about to be getting lots of attention. Spring training is beginning for pitchers and catchers, with position player report shortly as well. High school spring sports begin in 10 days, and their practices and games begin before the pros!
We will be posting periodically over the next few months regarding injuries in sports, with an emphasis on baseball. Here's an interesting tid-bit to think about - a 2011 study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine took a look at Epidemiology of Major League Baseball Injuries, and it determined that professional baseball players are 10.6x more likely get injured in April than in September! Even at the big league level, athlete's lack of preparation shows! Are you or your student-athlete(s) prepared for the season to come? Many factors determine injury susceptibility, and we will be diving into some of these over the next few blog posts. In the meantime, take advantage of the time left before Spring seasons pick up and get prepared!