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Most young athletes fantasize about making it to the Olympics and winning goal.
-- I've watched Olympics on TV since I was little -- since I was four years old cell.
Expand you know a dream to be standing on that medal stand and -- -- -- practical not honoring that -- Three year old Alex -- dream came true when the US women's team to beat Japan at -- 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
She's been -- since she was six and won a scholarship to the University of California at Berkeley then everything came to a screeching halt.
My senior high school I charming ACL often people here -- in their -- which is generally disconcerting.
And they have pain most people do and also swelling.
But symptoms -- a loss of some people can even continue in the game which is uncommon but it happens.
Whereas others can't walk without crutches for a month the region to.
After surgery and rehab Alex was back on the field in five months and eventually on to the Olympics.
Typically take six months to a year to recover author of the ACL solution doctor Robert mark says -- operating on more adolescence than ever.
Some as young as seven years old.
They're playing more intensely they're playing more frequently when I was a kid there was no travel teams there was no select teams.
-- know how kids are specializing in sports -- playing all year round or summer camps and they're playing intensely to win.
Alex and doctor -- green.
Prevention is -- that's why the Olympic gold medalist teamed up with fifa and -- might -- to launch their sports injury prevention program.
With fifteen clinics around the country a current or former national team member helps kids with stretches and exercises.
To help prevent injury.
Teenagers don't really understand.
-- until they get injured -- sidelines they don't really understand that and -- the proper warmup.
-- I -- all of your muscles up before you go out and play a 100%.
At Renaissance -- -- I you have to get to pay attention to your body that.
Remarks as teachers coaches and parents should also be involved in teaching athletes how to warm up and properly land.
For more visit this sports injury prevention programs FaceBook page I'm Dr.
Manny Fox News.
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