After months at home away from sports, athletes can start to look forward to returning to doing what they love again! As states begin to reopen, sports practices and games are beginning to resume. Many athletes may find themselves excited to return to sports but are they physically ready to jump right back in? These are some considerations for athletes, parents and coaches as they return to sports after this break.
Co-author: Dylan Webster, SPT, XPS
If you have been following sports over the past few years you may have noticed there has been an increase in anterior cruciate ligament or ACL tears in both men’s and women’s sports. You may be asking yourself if there is anything they can be doing to reduce their risk of a knee injury especially if you have young athletes in your home participating in sports such as football, soccer and basketball. Is it even possible to reduce your risk of a knee injury in general? Luckily the answer is…absolutely!
The Chicago Tribune recently reported that high school football participation in Illinois has reached a 26-year low. For the first time since 1993, fewer than 40,000 high school students in Illinois will be participating in football.1 Furthermore, the National Federation of State High School Associations states the number of high school students playing football has dropped 8 percent since 2007, more than any other sport. However, this is small compared to Illinois’ 25 percent drop in the same timeframe.1
The sports world was caught off guard last Saturday night when news broke that Indianapolis’ quarterback Andrew Luck was retiring effective immediately from professional football. What made the situation even more interesting was Indianapolis was in the middle of their third preseason game against Chicago when reports of Luck’s retirement surfaced. The 29-year-old signal caller addressed the media after the game citing his health and quality of life as the reasons for his decision to call it quits on his football career.
Super Bowl LIII will take place this Sunday when New England takes on Los Angeles. Both teams have dealt with injuries to key players over the course of their respective playoff runs. The question is – will any of these injuries have a significant impact on the outcome of the game? Let’s dive a little deeper and take a look! (more…)
The playoffs are finally here for many Fantasy Football leagues, which means that starting lineups must be flawless this week in order to advance to the next round.
To help Fantasy Football owners decide who to sit and who to start, Athletico’s Athletic Trainer Jacob Dailey is offering insights into the player injuries that are impacting teams around the NFL. These insights are put together to form the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report.
As week three of the NFL season gets ready to kickoff, many Fantasy Football players are starting to feel the impact of injuries.
Minor injuries may mean Fantasy Football team owners need to find a substitute for a starter this week, while more serious injuries can leave owners scrambling to find a permanent replacement on their roster. To help with the decision-making process, we are highlighting tips from Athletico’s Athletic Trainer Jacob Dailey each week throughout the NFL season. These tips, called the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report, are put together to help Fantasy Football players adjust their lineups.
The NFL season begins tonight, but there is still time for Fantasy Football players to make adjustments to their lineups before kickoff.
To ease the decision process for those adjusting their lineups, we are highlighting tips from Athletico’s Athletic Trainer Jacob Dailey throughout the NFL season. These tips are put together to create the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report, which is a weekly roundup that sheds light on notable injuries throughout the league.