An Epidemic of Injuries Plagues College Athletes

Mark Abramson for The Chronicle

John Davis, an athletic trainer at Montclair State U., wraps a player's shoulder. "They're coming with baggage," he says of today's athletes.
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Just 20 years old, the softball player had already endured six knee surgeries when her right arm went numb after throwing to home. Doctors diagnosed a separated shoulder, and Samantha Puzey had yet another round of surgery. Now she spends 15 hours...

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