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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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Jim Betts
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Jim Betts was a standout safety for the Michigan Wolverines in the late '60s, taking and dishing bone-jarring hits every day throughout the fall season and spring drills. However, it was during a pick-up basketball game in the intramural building that he tore his medial meniscus. That injury continues to cause problems today.