Why I Hold My Breath On Kickoffs

Why I Hold My Breath On Kickoffs

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Why I Hold My Breath On Kickoffs

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national youth football championships 1441787493 1966440656 Why I Hold My Breath On KickoffsBy Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Football kickoffs are the plays most likely to result in serious injury to players
The NFL, NCAA, and high school federations recognize this and have taken a number of steps to make kickoffs safer

Yes that’s right, I literally hold my breath on kickoffs when I’m standing on the sidelines…

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