Loyola University School of Medicine http://wrvo.org en Year-round youth sports mean more injuries http://wrvo.org/post/year-round-youth-sports-mean-more-injuries <p>Any casual sports fan knows that it’s football season. Just look at any high school on a Friday night or in the living rooms of Americans everywhere on Sundays. If you ask a child athlete when football season is though, their response may not be fall—it may be “all year.”</p><p>Year-round playing of a single sport is just one of the trends in youth athletics which have helped lead to an <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/08/07/158361384/love-of-sports-can-start-early-so-can-injuries">increase in youth sports injuries</a>, according to Dr. Pietro Tonino. <a href="http://www.stritch.luc.edu/depts/ortho/faculty_and_staff/pietro_tonino_md.htm">Dr. Tonino is Chief of Sports Medicine at the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago</a>, and a leading expert on youth sports injuries.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Pietro Tonino.</strong></p><p> Sun, 22 Sep 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care 44478 at http://wrvo.org Year-round youth sports mean more injuries