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My Child Will Not Play Tackle Football

Being parents who are also athletic trainers has its pros and cons. We can skip a trip to the doctor’s office for most musculoskeletal injuries. We can do our own physical therapy. We can discern whether an injury needs further evaluation or if our son just needs to rub some dirt on it. Unfortunately, it also means we understand the inherent risks of playing a particular sport.  As a parent and athletic trainer, I just cannot allow my son to play tackle football. Continue reading