According to the National Athletic Trainers Association, ankle/foot injuries are received by approximately 35% of high school basketball players and knee injuries by approximately 11%. Following are some tips on what to know if your child has an ankle or knee injury. Ankle Injuries Ankle sprains are the most common basketball injury and often occur as […]
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Basketball is the sport of choice for millions of children. Fifteen percent (in the 5-15 age range) encounter a sport-related injury or health risk. Following are the most common basketball injuries and health risks requiring treatment. Click on the links to learn how to recognize the danger signs and promote safety. Asthma Sports requiring continuous […]
Congratulations Mansfield Summit Jaguars Kicker Ryan Rodriguez, you are the Children’s Medical Center Player of the Week for week 10! Ryan had 3 for 3 field goals, including a game-winning 19-yard field goal. Mansfield Summit advances to the playoffs!
Congratulations Kaufman Lions’ Quarterback Clay Rhodes, you are the Children’s Medical Center Player of the Week for week 9! Clay’s play included 124 yards passing for one touchdown, 220 yards rushing on nine carries, and three more touchdowns in a 67-35 win over Wills Point.
Congratulations Melissa Cardinals’ Running Back Marcus Ellis, you are the Children’s Medical Center Player of the Week for week 8! Marcus’ play included 15 carries for 266 rushing yards and 5 rushing touchdowns in a 55 to 20 win over Bonham.
Congratulations Granbury Pirate’s Quarterback Ryan Suitt, you are the Children’s Medical Center Player of the Week for week 7! Ryan’s play included passing for 270 yards and 3 touchdowns, and running for 76 yards and 1 touchdown in a 49-40 overtime win over Fort Worth Southwest.
Cheerleading is an intensely physical sport that includes fast paced floor routines, pyramid-building, lifting, tossing and being tossed. With the rise in youth cheerleading participation, the number of cheerleaders at risk for injury is also rising. Following are three of the most common cheerleading injuries. Click on the links to learn how to recognize the […]
Congratulations Sachse Mustangs Wide Receiver Devin Duvernay, you are the Children’s Medical Center Player of the Week for week 6! Devin’s play included a 109 yard kick return for a touchdown, and 6 catches for 161 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 57 – 31 win over Rowlett H.S.
In the United States, cheerleaders range in age from 6 through adulthood. However, no matter what the age or physical condition of the athlete, ligament, muscle and tissue injuries can occur during an awkward jump or stunt landing. Ankle injuries The most common injury in sports is a lateral ankle sprain. This injury occurs in […]
Cheerleading puts a lot of demand on a young athlete’s back due to repetitive maneuvers that require hyperextension of the back (such as back walkovers or back bends). Hyperextension occurs when joints, tendons or muscles are extended beyond their normal limit or range. Some injuries due to hyperextension of the back occur suddenly, and are commonly […]