Training can damage spines of young tennis players: study

Jul 19, 2007 Full story: The Canadian Press

“What concerned us is that if that's the case, then what are the implications for them in their tennis careers?”

(CP) - Young, elite tennis players who undergo intensive training in the fervent hope of becoming the next Roger Federer or Serena Williams may be more vulnerable to spinal injury than previously believed, new research suggests.

A "surprising" number of spinal abnormalities, some irreparable, were found in the lower backs of young tennis players who had no history of back pain, say the authors of an article to be published Thursday in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

The research found problems in 28 of the 33 players aged 16 to 23, all of them recruited from a national tennis centre, who were scanned with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines. The abnormalities included spinal disc degeneration, herniated discs, complete fractures and stress fractures known as pars lesions. Read more

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del bell

Summerfield, FL

#1 Jul 20, 2007
28 of 33 players? Scary! I'm still playing in my 70s, should I quit?
mini moo

Vashon, WA

#2 Oct 25, 2008
So-

Are you still tracking me around? I have compiled some information-just FYI on your part-I realize why you arent emailing as much!

You are a dumb bitch-the evil witch is not dead at all-and your trolling around to find me is really gotten too much! I guess you figured you would find me "cheating" or something. Some sort of crime against the almighty selfish short fat little ugly pig that you are!

Oh-but of course-you are a babe-thats why there isnt one damn pic of you-and I know you are butt fcking ugly-otherwise I would be slammed with every damn pic of you since birth. Good looking women throw pictures out like leaflets to advertise they are single...

You are very short-very fat-and very ugly-and there is no chance of me getting with some angry pissy midget like yourself. ESP since your little whiney tyraids of late-you are a despicable person...and this whole trolling thing is too much!

Go fck yourself you dwarf pig-tell some other misinformed isolated idiot how special you are!

I hope this hurts-and I hope you realize that I am on to you-
stumpy bitch

Vashon, WA

#3 Oct 25, 2008
So-you had to post as "an infidel".

I see-and are you ever going to come clean?

I dont find this very amusing-if you dont come clean I am going to just drop you as any sort of person in my life. Dont believe me? Just try-

I will be expecting your complete confession or I will just start dropping all correspondence with you. Wonder why I didnt talk to you today? Same reason-

Now-you freaking angry little bridge troll-chew on that!

Oh-and the others were right about you-you are a desperate whorehound who hated your x husband! How nice of you-to be such a 2 faced worthless pile of mood swings and hate!

PS-its very obvious from your emails and things that you are reading ALL of these no matter where I put them-

I guess-its about over-its your loss.

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