The situation is all too familiar for student athletes in Fremont County and beyond. Check in for the game, go up for a layup, hear the pop and feel searing pain. While the student athlete’s season may be over, the real danger may be lurking in the recovery.
According to the Athletic Training Association (NATA), 90% of student athletes report sustaining some sort of sports-related injury. With an eye popping 54% reporting they play while injured. Sadly, for a host of reasons, sports-related injuries are increasingly leaving our youth at risk of exposure to opioid-based pain medication.
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