Girls are up to 10 times more likely than boys to suffer knee injuries in sports like soccer and basketball. Researchers in Akron have discovered that genetic differences help explain the disparity.
But in this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair reports that lack of proper sports training is also partly to blame.
Two teams of teenage girls scramble in a hard fought match in the sprawling soccer complex next to the expressway interchange near Lodi.
Fifteen year-old Bethany Jewell is from Salem and plays on the Keystone traveling team.