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Wednesday, 06 April 2011 18:48

To Young Pitchers: The Consequences of Too Many Innings

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Source: Stop Sports Injuries - Web

Major League Baseball pitchers return to regular season action next week. For the most part, these pitchers have put in 10-20 years to get where they are now. But a new study in the February 2011 issue of The American Journal of Sports Medicine shows that getting to this point might be a dangerous journey.

Glenn S. Fleisig, PhD et al. studied 481 healthy pitchers aged 9-14 and followed them for 10 years. While the majority of the pitchers retired from baseball for normal reasons, such as losing interest or not being good enough to move on, the researchers found that 5% of them had shoulder or elbow surgery or retired because of a throwing injury.

That number might seem low to most people, but it is really high in the sense that these injuries can be prevented. The study shows that pitchers who pitched more than 100 innings in at least one year are 3.5 times more likely to be injured... <READ THE FULL STORY>

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