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Trainers must deal with several issues in Louisville-type break

April 20, 2013
By BURT ANGELI - Sports Writer , The Daily News

ScuttleBu(r)t ...

Jon Jungwirth has never witnessed anything like the gruesome injury Louisville's Kevin Ware experienced in the NCAA basketball tournament.

The certified athletic trainer from Bellin Health Sports Medicine hopes to never deal with one, either. But he's ready for such a case.

While players, coaches and fans reeled in horror from Ware breaking his leg in the game with Duke, medical personnel moved quickly to handle the situation.

"To take care of an injury like that, there are many firsts that we take care of all in a matter of seconds," said Jungwirth, who works with area high school athletic teams and also helped out the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals during a game in Green Bay.

Jungwirth's check list in that situation includes recognizing the injury, remain calm, comfort the athlete, understand the severity of the injury, prevent infection, stabilize the injured area, and get the appropriate medical professionals needed as soon as possible.

"It was a very crazy injury to have happen the way it did and at the time it did," Jungwirth said.

As I mentioned in a recent blog, we're thankful area high school athletic teams have trainers with top-notch credentials to deal with injuries ...

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