When Can I Play Again: Hand Metacarpal Fracture + MORE

When Can I Play Again: Hand Metacarpal Fracture + MORE
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How to Get Kids Mentally Ready For Competing + MORE

Mental Preparation For Young Athletes A parent asks: “My child doesn’t seem as mentally ready as some of the other kids in his league. I need concrete ideas on what to say and do to help my child prepare for competition.” “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”.... More »

PARENTS V. COACHES: Coping with Parental Expectations for their Athletes

I’ve given this a great deal of thought, and of all the crucial issues confronting youth and amateur sports, I think the growing concern of coping with unrealistic parental expectations may be at the very epicenter of all the problems that coaches and parents face today. Yes, of course, issues.... More »
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The World’s Most Watched Sports Physicals

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The real purpose of the NFL Combine is to do preparticipation physical exams on the athletes entering the NFL draft Will Sam Darnold throw? Apparently not. Will a .... More »

Can a Woman play in the NFL?

There can be no saying whether the founders of the National Football League ever thought of women playing in the league. Since its inception, the NFL has been an all-men’s affair on the player’s side. That could change in the near future. Becca Longo of Arizona is the first female to have re.... More »
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The Game When My Son Struck out 3 Times, and What I Learned + MORE

There are moments in a sports parent’s life that are embedded in your heart and memory so deeply that they will always move you when you think of them. One of those moments for me was when my 4th-grade son–who is now 28–struck out three times in a playoff little league game. As the.... More »
 What Parents’ and Coaches’ Abuse of Referees Costs Families
By Doug Abrams
In the past few weeks, the Washington Post featured two thoughtful articles that shine the spotlight on a growing problem that plagues youth sports from coast to coast. Under the headline, “Verbal Abuse From Parents, Coaches is Causing a Referee Shortage in Youth Sports,” writer Nick Eilerson explains that in high schools and community youth leagues alike, the lion’s share of abuse stems from “a deeply cutthroat sports culture, one that often holds amateur referees to a professional standard…

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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Most hand metacarpal fractures in high school aged athletes can be treated in a cast, although in some instances surgery may be needed
Cast treatment will typically allow unrestricted return to play in about 4 weeks for noncontact sports and about 6 weeks for contact sports
Sports requiring finger dexterity and power may take longer than 6 weeks for return

The metacarpal bones are the long bones in the hand that lead up to the fingers…

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