Podcast: Why young female athletes are more susceptible to ACL injuries

ACL injuries, podcastFor athletes who participate in sports heavy on cutting, changing speed and maneuvering among bodies, leg injuries like ACL tears and other ligament and muscle tears are more common.

In this episode of Why Sports Matters with Kenneth Shropshire and reporter Brendon Kleen, senior journalism student at Arizona State University, discuss such injuries with two young athletes, Morgan McGarry and Claire Jarema, who suffered ACL tears early in their amateur careers and contextualizes these stories with Dr. Anikar Chhabra, the director of Sports Medicine at Mayo Clinic Arizona.

The guests use their anecdotal evidence to get to the bottom of one question: Are leg injuries in soccer, lacrosse and basketball the latest comparison for Tommy John surgeries in baseball players’ arms?