January 19, 2018

Baseball and Softball summit works to lessen injuries among student athletes

By Karl W Oestreich

KTTC

Spring training is still a couple months away, but the Mayo Clinic sports medicine department is gearing up early for the season. On Saturday, they hosted a baseball and softball summit to delve into overuse injuries among players…"There's a lot of different variables and being able to be here to talk about KTTC-10-Rochester logothe different variables and what we can do to improve those, I think gives us the best chance to hopefully correct some of these things. So that we're not seeing those astronomical numbers of our youth going underneath the knife at 14 or 15 to do a Tommy John surgery," said the Head of Mayo Clinic Baseball and Softball Programs, Dan Christoffer.

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Context: Spring training is still a couple of months away, but Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine is getting ready. Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine hosted its first baseball and softball summit recently at Leighton Auditorium on Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus. This summit will take a deeper look at overuse injuries. More information about Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine and the summit can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Contact: Rhoda Fukushima Madson

 

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