Why doctors are concerned about injuries – not just Covid – upon prep sports return to California
Daily Republic discusses concerns to protect athletes from sustaining injuries when returning to sports following a hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how to reduce the risks according to experts including Andrew D. Pearle, MD, chief of Sports Medicine at HSS.
According to Dr. Pearle, certain exercises can reduce an athlete’s risk of knee injuries by as much as 50%. Planks, squats, hamstring curls – with proper form – can help minimize the risk of injury by strengthening the core and the hips as well as improving balance, all of which helps mechanics of sharp cuts and awkward landings, explained Dr. Pearle, two motions that commonly lead to ACL [anterior cruciate ligament] tears.
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