Broken from baseball: The rise in youth baseball injuries

Posted at 3:46 PM, Jun 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-03 17:55:02-04

San Diego has become a major breeding ground for youth baseball players, but the enthusiasm for seeing so many local teams go as far as the Little League World Series is covering up a dark secret: arm injuries.

Doctors, surgeons, and baseball experts across the country are expressing concern over a rapid rise in major arm injuries among children.

Surgeries which have previously been considered rare procedures performed on a few professional players are now being performed on kids regularly in San Diego.

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