Two for Tuesday: “Two-a-days” and Secondary Prevention/”Second Impact Syndrome”

Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine Blog

August.  How did that happen?

It’s Tuesday, and it’s still July; but August 1 is a mere two days from now,  and in the United States that means football season is cranking up (the NFL opened their training camps last week, with injuries already mounting).  August has represented historically the time of year when football teams run their notorious “Two-a-days”:  workouts morning and afternoon, intended to prepare the youngsters for the battles of the season (and weed out the poorly conditioned or poorly motivated.)

Two-a-days and August have typically represented a pair that leads to increases in Exertional Heat Illness (EHI), which is definitely something I plan to talk about later in the month.  The epidemiology of EHI in High School athletes is something that has been explored recently by Dawn Comstock  and her group, a team of researchers I have profiled before in these blog pages. 

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