Speech to Text for Keeping athletes safe while playing sports
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player" is recovering.. after an injury at practice last night. and "this situation" brings up questions "about keeping athletes safe". news 10's.. "abby kirk".. joins us now "live" "from terre haute south vigo high school". she's there.. to walk us through the many ways young athletes can help "reduce the risk" of a serious injury both "on" and "off the field". ////////// susie, the statistic brain research institute says more than 35 million kids play an organized sport in the united states. and, almost a third of kids that play a team sport----get injured seriously enough to miss practice or games .... //////// nat whistle it's a way to make friends.... nat ....get exercise ... but, it's no secret....that playing hard comes with risks .... --nate green "our number one job is to keep them safe. teach them proper mechanics. proper tackling fundamentals so they do enjoy it." mechanics. proper tackling fundamentals so they do enjoy it." nate green is the chief executive director for the terre haute boys and girls club. the organization has more than 250 players ranging from kindergarten to eighth grade. ---nate green "each and every game we have a medical personel, professional from union hospital there. they are on scene." he says safety is their number one priority. nat "brittneyy misllspaugh storms" works first-hand with kids from the boys and girls club. shes is neurologic certified specialist at indiana state university. ----brittney "with youth we are starting to catch up with what we already know with adults and like ncaa type what we already know with adults and like ncaa type athletes." "misllspaugh storms" says the most common neuroglolical injuries she deals with are concussions. she says any neurologic trauma should never be taken lightly.... --brittney "if there is compression or damage to the spinal cord it becomes extremely serious and extremely critical very quickly." "misllspaugh storms says awareness is key. ---brittney "even if it comes with a kid with a headache after practice. or has maybe tripped not even practicing and bumps their head. we need to keep an eye on those types of injuries." a pre-season physical and using proper equipment are also ways to play it safe. ---nate green "each and every one of our coaches in the terre haute boys and girls club is required to be usa football certified." the i-s-u physical therapy clinic is open to the public. anyone at any time can make a phone call to be seen. we will have their contact information on our website at w-t-h-i tv dot com. reporting live in terre haute, abby kirk, news 10. back to you. /////// some rose-hulman