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Wellness Wednesday: Injury Prevention in Youth Football

Giants.com features HSS primary sports medicine physician and Associate Team physician, James J. Kinderknecht, MD, in a video about injury preventative measures that are being taken across youth football programs, including education of proper tackling, stretching, and rehab.

“It’s all about educating coaches. The more educated the coaches are at the youth level, the more educated the youth become,” said Dr. Kinderknecht. “One of the things we’re doing with our sports safety program is coaching the coaches. There are a series of drills to teach the coaches and then they can teach the kids. The kids can then change their behavior on the way they cut, and the way they land from jumps and such.”

Watch the full video at Giants.com.