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Hillenmeyer addresses injury prevention at Naperville North

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  • Former Chicago Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer will talk about injury prevention with athletes and parents Wednesday at Naperville North High School.

      Former Chicago Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer will talk about injury prevention with athletes and parents Wednesday at Naperville North High School.
    STEVE LUNDY | Staff Photographer

 
By Daily Herald News Services

Hunter Hillenmeyer, a former Bears linebacker who dealt with concussions as a player, will tell his story and offer prevention tips to parents and youth athletes at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Naperville North High School. He will be joined by athletic trainers and orthopedic surgeons/sports injury specialists from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush.

The event will focus on the top five sports injuries sustained by Illinois high school athletes: knee injuries (patella tendinitis/ACL/MCL), shoulder overuse/dislocation, back pain, wrist injuries (sprain/fracture) and concussion.

Hillenmeyer also is scheduled to speak to parents and athletes at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at Hinsdale Central High School.

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