Episode 84: What are the potential risks of early single-sport specialization for young athletes?

The Dr. David Geier Show
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In the Zone
What is single-sport specialization? How could it affect, positively or negatively, the careers of young athletes?

That’s Gotta Hurt
Johan Santana – New York Mets pitcher
Metta World Peace – Los Angeles Lakers forward
Marc Gasol – Memphis Grizzlies center
Danny Granger – Indiana Pacers forward
Denny Hamlin – NASCAR driver

Ask Dr. Geier
Did age play any role in my second ACL injury playing soccer?
Is the opposite knee’s patellar tendon an acceptable graft for revision ACL surgery? When is it safe to bear weight?
Why did surgery not relieve my pain from chronic exertional compartment syndrome?
How and when are knee immobilizers best used after sports injuries?

Fan Favorites and Trash Talkers
Comments from listeners on the show and our previous discussions

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