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Study Finds 2.5 Million High School Basketball Players Were Injured Between 2005-2011

Caption: Because fewer than half of all high schools in the US have athletic trainers on staff, the majority of those injured players were treated in emergency departments, often unnecessarily. Researchers are calling for the use of more athletic trainers who can more efficiently care for injured athletes and help them rehab their injuries safely.

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