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Youth Sport Injury Prevention:

An Update for Coaches and Parents

The University of Michigan Bone & Joint Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation Center, U-M MedSport, U-M Pediatric Trauma Program and Safe Kids Huron Valley have team-up to launch a new initiative that focuses on four components critical to keeping young athletes healthy and injury-free: preventing acute and overuse injuries, proper hydration before, during and after play, annual pre-season medical screenings for each athlete and finally, concussion awareness, prevention and screening methods.
Videos with information from U-M experts are now available on the following areas of injury prevention:

For more additional information, please call 734.930.7070 or e-mail (bjiprc-um@umich.edu).

 

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Jenna Craft
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Jenna Craft is a member of the Class of 2009 at Pinckney Community High School. She first tore her ACL at the age of 12 playing basketball for a community league team. Following 15 months of surgery and rehabilitation, she went back to sports, this time girls' soccer, only to tear the ACL in her other knee. Yet another round of surgery and rehabilitation ensued. Today, she devotes her time to studies and soccer as a forward on the Lady Pirates.