Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sports Injury Expert Warns Kids Are Being 'Driven To The Brink'

A leading sports injury expert says many young athletes are being 'driven to the brink' by coaches.

Vel Sakthivel, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Southampton General Hospital, has warned the pressure on budding youngsters to perform is contributing to a rise in injuries among under-16s.

"We are seeing an increase in the number of sports injuries in children each year, ranging from serious ligament damage and fractures, to strains and sprains, and the pressure applied by coaches is to blame on many occasions," he said.

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