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Preventing sports injuries

Experts warn against athletes pushing passed their limit, as the results can be dangerous and could potentially take them out of the sport for good.

Experts warn against athletes pushing passed their limit, as the results can be dangerous and could potentially take them out of the sport for good.

By not taking a break, athletes can increase the risk of stress fractures on muscles, tendons and ligaments.

"The repetitive motion and that kind of thing leads to increased risk of injuries," said Dr. Jimmy González, director of sports medicine at UTRGV.

Gonzalez says limiting the number repetitive motions, having eight to 10 hours of sleep and a balanced nutrition can make the difference between being the best athlete or sitting out for good.

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