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SportsCare Saturday: Learn How to Avoid Sports Injuries April 13


SportsCare SaturdayNewsSyracuse University All-American and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Floyd Little will sign copies of his new autobiography, “Promises to Keep: My Inspired Run from Syracuse to Denver to the Hall,” during SportsCare Saturday, presented by Crouse Hospital’s Sports Medicine program on April 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at SportsCare Express, 5823 Widewaters Pkwy., Dewitt (near Home Depot; note: Mr. Little will sign books from 10 a.m. – noon).

Crouse sports medicine experts will share advice on how to avoid common sports injuries and how to get back in the game safely after being injured. In addition, SU Athletics head team physician Irving Raphael, MD, and assistant team physician for the Orange, Bradley Raphael, MD, will be joined by Syracuse Crunch team physician Dan DiChristina, MD, orthopedic surgeon Michael Wiese, MD, and concussion management expert Paul Klawitter, MD, who will provide information on signs and symptoms and how to prevent concussion.


Floyd LittleSports medicine staff members will provide information on proper knee and ankle bracing and effective warm-up exercises to prevent sports injuries, including those of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The majority of ACL repairs that occur annually are done on young athletes (under age 25) and female athletes. Participants can receive an assessment for ACL injury prevention, as well as free heart health screenings for all attendees.


Refreshments will be served, and those attending can enter a drawing for various raffle giveaways. Crouse is the official hospital of Syracuse University Athletics and the official sports medicine hospital of the Syracuse Crunch.


Whether you’re a college or high-school athlete, or a “weekend warrior” spending time jogging, hiking or playing a game of pick-up basketball, sports injuries can sideline your regular activities.  Crouse Hospital’s Sports Medicine program was launched last fall to provide comprehensive services and treatment for both child and adult sports enthusiasts. SportsCare Express is open Monday through Friday, 4:30 to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for immediate treatment of non-emergent orthopedic injuries incurred on the field, at home or work. For more information about SportsCare Express, call 315/474-OUCH (6824), or visit


SportsCare Saturday is free and open to the public; no registration required.


Cheryl Abrams
Crouse Hospital
Communications Department
Phone: 315/470-7123
Fax: 315/470-7232

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