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Here's what Dr. Joshua Dines says about how to get your football player ready for the start of the season

USA Football interviewed HSS sports medicine surgeon Joshua S. Dines, MD, who addressed how student football players can train for the beginning of the season during the summer.

Dr. Dines explained the importance of youth football players staying in shape in the offseason. "All of these youth sports have become such high-level endeavors where when the first official practices start, they expect you to be in midseason form. The people who aren't are behind and set themselves up for a higher risk for injury," he said.

"Playing different sports is great because you're using different muscles, so it makes you a better athlete," Dr. Dines added.

Read the full article at blogs.usafootball.com.