Sports medicine is known for heroically returning competitors back to the big game just in the nick of time for the winning play. This storybook ending is a reality of sports medicine. However, the majority of athletes will not end up on ESPN in the newest 30 for 30. This begs the question - who is an athlete? To some, it may be defined as someone who participates in an organized sport, culminating in regular competition and requiring systematic training.1 This definition, however, excludes those who regularly exercise with the goal of improving their health or appearance.2 The weekend warrior falls under this latter category as someone who largely engages in their sport and activity outside of their busy weekday routine. Luckily, athletes of all varieties with diverse goals are supported equally in their active pursuits.
"Injuries, Management, and Prevention in the Weekend Warrior,"
Bone Bulletin: Vol. 1:
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Available at: https://jdc.jefferson.edu/bone_bulletin/vol1/iss1/3