After Injuries, It's Not About When Kids Return To Play, But How
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Tyrre Burks (@TyrreBurks) is the Founder and CEO of Player’s Health, a PCA Trusted Resource that promotes real time communication between coaches and parents through an app to best care for the health and wellbeing of youth athletes. Unfortunately, his entire football career was plagued by injuries and ultimately came to an end by the time he was 24 years old. Although injuries cut Tyrre’s football career short, they also gave him insight into a problem that needs to be solved, which led to the creation of Player’s Health in July of 2015.
In this video, Burks discusses his parenting perspective on injuries, as all parents have to deal with their kid getting hurt at some level. Kids always want to return to play as soon as possible because they're emotionally attached to their friends and the sport, but parents shouldn't be thinking about when kids return to play, but making sure that their kid gets the best care possible and has all the information they need to make a proper recovery. Although it's natural to think about making your kid happy as quickly as possible, parents shouldn't always have the mindset of getting their kid quickly back on the field, as that could also cause re-occurring injury.