Playing on gravel
By Cyd Olmsted
December 17, 2007
I would like to clarify Ms. Clark's comment about people being
"very hurt from falling on slick grass." By 'very
hurt' does she mean femur fractures, neck injuries and potentially
serious MRSA infected wounds? Because as a cheechakoo who grew
up playing on grass fields watching people get 'very hurt,'
I was APPALLED by the severity of injuries our youth suffer due
to playing on gravel....and I'm not talking a sore derriere from
landing hard or an occassional fractured ankle.
I personally would prefer money
be spent on a new field than $30,000+ medivacs. For the record,
Juneau invested in an artifical grass field to replace their
gravel pit and noted a significant decline in injuries.
Cyd Olmsted, RN CEN (Certified
Received December 16, 2007
- Published December 17, 2007
fields & elitism! By Rebecca Clark
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