Fall sports injury clinic reopens to help area athletes

Published: Sept. 9, 2010

LANSING, Mich. - With the start of high school football season and other fall sports, the Sparrow Sports Medicine team is reopening its free Saturday morning injury clinic to student athletes.

Free injury assessments will be provided to middle, high school and college athletes by sports-trained orthopedic surgeons and certified athletic trainers. The clinic will be held from 9 a.m.-noon every Saturday, starting this Saturday, Aug. 21, through Dec. 11 at the Sparrow Health Science Pavilion (adjacent to the Michigan Athletic Club), 2900 Hannah Blvd., Suite B-102, East Lansing. There will be no clinic on Nov. 27 because of Thanksgiving weekend.

No appointment is necessary.

The clinic met with great success when it began last year, treating more than 100 students from 25 different schools. Because it is staffed by those trained in sports injuries, parents can feel reassured their children are getting immediate and quality care of post-game injuries.

"With the growing number of students participating in fall sports, we felt there was a community need for additional care options for the student athlete," said Patrick Brillantes, Sparrow's Director of Metabolic and Orthopedic Services. "With the inception of the Sparrow Injury Clinic, we can assist in early treatment of sports injuries, which is extremely important for a successful recovery and return to sports."

Patients are encouraged to bring insurance cards to cover the costs of any X-rays and/or medical supplies that may be necessary after the assessment.