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Are you danger exists in sports is hitting epidemic proportions teenage athletes are seeing an increased pressure to perform.
And some injuries are being ignored we saw this in the movie night in the 1999 movie varsity blues listen.
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-- are threatening our supply.
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'cause I got my hand well actually.
You'll have no division title to win this.
So what can be done we're joined by 2008 Heisman Trophy winner and soon to be NFL draft pick Sam Bradford.
Former World Series series pitcher and commentator John Smoltz and renowned orthopedic surgeon doctor James Andrews.
Similar start with the you've -- -- the recent injury tell us what happens.
-- you know this year unfortunately the first new year separated my shoulder.
You know I mean -- -- -- not to have surgery first after talking to doctor -- I came back employed.
Re injured it you know I was cited for my long term health -- -- something I needed to deal with and I couldn't keep going through.
Other pain I've decided that surgery got to fix.
Not -- -- feels very.
Smoltz who you know -- that you feel about football playing through the pain what you think about baseball a lot of blooded little leaguers out there right now.
Kids are throwing their they're encouraged to throw harder to throw more.
We -- more injuries like that baseball there's no doubt I mean we can't relate basic picture to a thirteen year old I think that's what we're trying to advance these young kids and all the technology we have and all the experience.
Is not making it any better these kids are doing things that at a level that they're there overusing their -- of their body -- with -- recently watched a game.
That's -- -- -- couldn't believe my eyes to see young pitcher -- just 1011 thrown all these different pitches.
Trying to get hitters out thinking it with a big league level -- -- -- there's a kid market our town a thirteen year old throwing a hundred mile an hour fastball.
Everyone says he's he's a candidates to be you know an injury very soon -- -- Woman number one thing is that the best.
Pictures of dead young agent -- that you used up and they did you step before they really get to be mature pictures so that -- it's.
And his parents should really be careful about protecting your arm so what do what do they do they tell a kid not to pitch so often not throws so hard -- got to probably out of prevent fatigue fatigue is a 36 to one time -- factor that dale -- there shelter available so.
Too many pitches in -- game two minute pitches and a season.
-- what about your coaches aren't they pushing -- hard to make sure -- you know you were playing through injuries you're playing her it's okay right.
You know I think there's a difference between little exports and on college and professional sports you know.
If you push through things that a young age -- you can do damage your career.
You know you'll never real will play college sports -- that's you know your dream.
They -- -- -- May get the high school sports to try to push through the smoltz it's like yeah it's not unlike anything else competitive even TV you know you when you wanna do you wanna do everything you possibly can now you worry about injury later.
Well how what shall we change.
Well I think we got to look at these kids are playing your own sports let them play other sports what wrestler to recover look their body.
Make it decisions for them -- let the parents coaches and all these specialists determined that one -- sport is gonna get you to the college level or professional level.
The statistics are overwhelming in this program 70% of kids are stopping sports at the age of thirteen duck -- -- to parent is that the coach where where where is the responsibility line.
Well everybody has a responsibility from the parents or grandparents to coaches that's what are stopped program is all about trying to prevent injuries and these young kids keep on all the playing -- and out of the operating room.
How'd you how do you work -- go Monday.
-- be addressed first round.
I hope so I -- to that Sam Bradford John Smoltz and the doctor here my call -- begin jet James Andrews thank you very much.
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