“Won’t that be less healthy for the players though? Playing 2 seasons in one year?”

As college football in the Big Ten has been postponed this fall, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Matthew Gordon goes through some listener submitted questions with Lon Tay and Derek Piper on the Drive. They discuss the new proposed idea of having one season in the spring of 2021 and another in the fall.

Questions:

  • “What kind of health effects could playing two seasons in 9 months cause?”
  • Won’t that be less healthy for the players though? Playing 2 seasons in one year?”
  • “What does it take to get the body ready for a grueling football season?”
  • “Is it possible/safe to do that twice in one calendar year?”
Listen to the segment here!

Matthew Gordon, PT, DPT  is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy and Senior Physical Therapist at Mettler Center. 

Call 217-398-9800 to schedule a free 30-minute consultation with a physical therapist.

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