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Doctors meet with young athletes

Wabash Valley young athletes and their parents filled Union Hospital Saturday to learn some very important information.

Posted: Feb 23, 2019 7:35 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Wabash Valley young athletes and their parents filled Union Hospital Saturday to learn some very important information.

An athlete symposium taught kids and their parents how to stay safe and healthy while playing sports.

Union Hospital sports medicine doctors held a panel to explain how student athletes can grow in their sport safely.

Organizers say one of the most common problems they see is athletes who are injured but don't know it. That can often lead athletes to make the injury even worse.

Mike King says, "If they do suffer an injury that they don't try to push themselves to come back too soon. Kids want to play and parents want to see their kids play. But coming back too early sometimes can hurt far more than it helps."

This was the second year for this event.

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