Study: Children who play one sport more likely to get injuries

(WTNH) — Team sports are a great way to teach little ones about sportsmanship, but they can also lead to injuries.

One study conducted at Loyola University found the rising number of injuries among young athletes can be linked to several factors. Those factors include competitiveness, expanding number of travel teams, enthusiastic parents pushing too hard and the fact that young athletes are specializing in one sport at an earlier age.

The study stated kids are more likely to get a sports injury if they specialize in one sport.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s