January 31st, 2012

Tragic teen hockey injuries may lead to changes in sport

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In the past month, there have been two tragic spine injuries in Minnesota high school hockey games. Now, parents, officials, and fans are debating over how the rough sport can be made more safe…Dr. Michael Stuart, a professor and vice chairman in the department of orthopedics and co-director of the Sports Medicine Center at the Mayo Clinic and chief medical officer at USA Hockey, countered that rules changes are ineffective unless they are enforced. He said,  “I know coaches who will pull players aside and tell them, ‘this is not what our team represents.’”

The Imperfect Parent, by Roger Caldwell, 01/30/2012

Tags: Department of Orthopedics, Dr. Michael Stuart, Hockey, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center, Orthopedics, spine injuries, Sports Medicine

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