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Baseball Injuries: Case Studies, Type, in the Major Leagues by W Laurence Coker

Baseball Injuries: Case Studies,

Type, in the Major Leagues by W Laurence Coker

Published May 19th 2014
ISBN : 9781299333666
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305 pages
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In baseball, injuries to players fall into two main categories: overuse and traumatic. Over 162 games, repetitive pitching and batting motions and the stress of base running can damage joints, bones, and soft tissues, making overuse injuries the mostMoreIn baseball, injuries to players fall into two main categories: overuse and traumatic. Over 162 games, repetitive pitching and batting motions and the stress of base running can damage joints, bones, and soft tissues, making overuse injuries the most commont. Traumatic injuries like beanings, player impacts, and wall collisions, while less frequent, add to the DL list each year. This woek explores the various types of injuries in baseball and provides case studies of individual player injuries to demonstrate the cause of injuries, the different treatment options, and the effect of injuries on a players career. Throughout, discussions show the link between injuries and innovations in the game, like the batting helmet and padded outfield walls, and innovations in medicine, such as Tommy John surgery.