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Kids Who Play Multiple Sports Are Less Likely to Be Injured

By Maureen McFadden, WNDU, 07/10/18, 12:00PM CDT

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Playing different sports allows the body to use and stress different muscles and ligaments, not overusing and straining the same groups of muscles used in a single sport.

It’s a frightening statistic, especially if you have a son or daughter who plays sports: Every year, 1.5 million kids go down with a serious sports injury. Kids as young as eight now have ACL tears and major league-level shoulder injuries.

Why? Meet a doctor whose study gives us some answers.

Being stuck on the sidelines is excruciating. Just ask sisters Gina and Anna Trent. The game they love to play – soccer - is out of reach now because of the type of injury usually suffered by adults.