WSFA-TV in Montgomery recently ran a feature on the impact of sports injuries on children. Much of the story was set in Auburn, and included a visit with Dr. Gretchen Oliver, an Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology. Oliver is leading a new research project that looks at what throwing a baseball does to young arms. She says baseball has become a three season sport where kids play in the spring, summer and fall, and she says that’s too much. She recommends taking one season off and doing another sport that doesn’t involve constant throwing. View the Game Over: The Impact of Sports Injuries on Children feature story.
Dr. Gretchen Oliver Discusses Sports Injuries on WSFA