Kamloops young athletes tearing ACLs too much

A high number of young soccer players in Kamloops are suffering serious knee injuries (image courtesy Saskatoon Youth Soccer).
The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association is sounding the alarm.

ACL injuries have become a big problem for young soccer players, especially girls.

An urgent e-mail has gone out to the parents of kids playing "Rep" soccer.

It urges them to sign up their kids for extra training with a focus on ACL prevention.

Dr. Ross Outterbridge is an orthopedic surgeon in Kamloops, and is part of the program designed to address the alarming number of ACL injuries.

Dr. Outterbridge speaks with Daybreak host Shelley Joyce.

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