Teen Athlete Injuries Growing

Young athletes are taking to the field, track and turf as fall sports begin and a new survey finds a growing number will likely face an injury during the season. The Safe Kids Worldwide study shows an alarming number of young people are injured as a result of aggressive play, hiding injuries to stay in the game, and parents who pressure coaches to keep them on the field. Kate Carr with Safe Kids says parents, coaches, and players should have their own huddle before the season and set some ground rules to prevent injuries. A law that went into effect this year in Indiana requires concussion-awareness training for high school and youth football coaches. It also imposes a 24-hour waiting period on young players who are suspected of suffering a concussion.