Athletic trainers endorse new standards for spine injuries
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A national medical group that represents athletic trainers called for more rigorous standards to treat sports-related spine injuries.
The National Athletic Trainers' Association planned to unveil its revised guidelines Wednesday as part of its annual convention at the America's Center in downtown St. Louis.
The group estimated that more than 1,100 spinal cord injuries occur each year due to participation in sports and recreational activities.
The professional association is also scheduled to discuss a program in conjunction with the National Football League to boost the number of athletic trainers in high schools.