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General Health


All sports have risks of injuries. The resources provided here offer information on the most common baseball-related injuries such as concussions, commotio cordis, overtraining and more.

Athlete Overtraining

Coaches and athletes today are walking an increasing fine line between maximizing performance and going over the edge into overtraining.

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Commotio Cordis

Commotio cordis is a condition in which blunt trauma to the chest triggers sudden cardiac arrest (heart stops beating). It is caused most frequently by small spherical projectiles (such as a baseball, lacrosse ball, hockey puck) and occurs most frequently in young males.

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Common Baseball Injuries

Injuries in baseball have continued to receive attention from the media and the community. While the risk of catastrophic injury in baseball is rare, other, less severe injuries have a more common occurrence, even among young players.

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Concussion Signs

Concussions in sport are a major topic in the press and medical literature over the past several years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention there are as many as 3.8 million sports and recreation-related concussions in the United States each year.

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Sliding Injuries

The goal of every baserunner is to be called "safe" by the umpire-but is the seemingly simple act of sliding actually safe for athletes? While sliding might improve your chances of getting on base, it also presents some heightened injury risks.

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