I just got an email from a parent telling me a long ordeal her son went through that ended in orthopedic surgery over a dislocated shoulder. We've had two boys suffer serious concussions (one which had the boy out of school for over a week). Are these normal injuries to be expected through a middle school football season? (This feels like a lot more than normal to me)
On a related note, what do you do with a clarinet player than may not be able to play for the next three months if his arm is in a sling?