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Weekend Athletes and Injuries #259302

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 23, 1978
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(Studio) Report on injuries often received by weekend athletes.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(NYC) Upsurge in Americans' interest in physical fitness described; films shown. Health problems developing from getting too much exercise too soon reported [Alice FUCHS - describes foot injuries from running.] Dvt. of new area of medical treatment, sports medical, from this incrd. sports activity noted. [Institution of Sports Med. spokesperson Dr. James NICHOLAS - lists types of injuries received by weekend athletes.] No. of people in New York City Marathon in 1977 stated; example given is Jerry Schwabe. [SCHWABE - describes injuries recd.] Experts' recommendations for monitoring and training of those intd. in getting more exercise outlined. Stress tests mentioned.
REPORTER: Gary Shepard

Mudd, Roger;
Shepard, Gary

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