Synopses & Reviews
One of the most renowned sports surgeons in the country uses his extensive experience with athletes across all sports for the prevention and treatment of sports injuries—especially among young athletes.
Every year, more than 3.5 million children under the age of fourteen require medical treatment for sports-related injuries. More than a fifth of traumatic brain injuries in children are a direct result of athletics. Now, Dr. James Andrews—a leading expert in sports medicine—offers this essential compendium of knowledge as a solution to curb these daunting statistics.
Any Given Monday is a guide for parents, coaches, athletes, and sports fans familiar with Dr. Andrews’s work with some of the biggest names in sports—from Drew Brees and Jack Nicklaus, to both Manning brothers. Dr. Andrews’s goal is that every athlete—and those involved in an athlete’s life—take positive steps towards safety by preventing the injuries that can be prevented, and properly treating the ones that can’t. Prescriptive and invaluable, this book is a tool for both maximizing talent and protecting the body for a lifetime of physical activity and health. It also emphasizes and promotes the importance of the American Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Society’s “STOP Program” to prevent injuries in youth sports.
"Young athletes are one of our most important resources, and in Any Given Monday Dr. Andrews provides them with the caution, wisdom, and inspiration they need to succeed in sports and in life."
"Dr. Andrews has long been recognized as a preeminent leader in sports medicine, and I have been fortunate to have him as my “go to” doctor throughout my career. Not only does he have a unique ability to truly understand athletes and the demands they place on their bodies to perform at the highest level, he also understands faith, family, and the balance we all need to live life to the fullest. This book belongs in the library of every parent and coach in the country."
"Dr. Andrews is certainly among the best, and the best athletes come to him. I could not have played 16 years in the NBA without him—and most importantly he’s always been my friend."
“Andrews, a pioneering orthopedic surgeon in his fifth decade of practicing sports medicine, is uniquely qualified to pen this type of medical sourcebook….A gold mine of contemporary cautionary information for the sports-minded.”
“Andrews offers quick recommendations for a wide variety of high-participation sports…. [Any Given Monday is] a great pass-around for parents and grandparents and demands to be read by youth coaches, trainers, and sports administrators who, hopefully, will heed Andrews’ call for change.”
Dr. James Andrews has one of those names you’ve read a million times. But you’ve never really heard what’s on his mind until now."
Both educational and entertaining, Any Given Monday includes anecdotes about Andrews’ remarkable career (he was a champion pole vaulter in his youth and later a successful yacht racer) as well as tips for coaches and trainers.
Parents who have kids in sports - any sport, on any level - need to pick up a copy of Dr. James Andrews' new book
From tennis elbow to severe trauma, Dr. James Andrews has treated countless sports injuries during his unparalleled medical career. An orthopedic surgeon, well known for performing Tommy John surgeries, and a consultant to some of the fiercest teams in college and professional sports, Dr. Andrews is the father of modern sports medicine and one of the most influential figures in the world of athletics. In Any Given Monday
, he distills his practical wisdom and professional advice to combat a growing epidemic of injury among sports’ most vulnerable population: its young athletes.
Every year more than 3.5 million children will require medical treatment for sports-related injuries, the majority of which are avoidable through proper training and awareness. Any Given Monday is Dr. Andrews’s sport-by-sport guide to injury prevention and treatment, written specifically for the parents, grandparents, and coaches of young athletes. From identifying eating disorders to preventing career-ending ACL tears and concussions, Any Given Monday is a compendium of practical advice for every major sport, including football, gymnastics, judo, basketball, tennis, baseball, cheerleading, wrestling, and more. This invaluable guide reveals how young athletes can maximize their talent and maintain a lifetime of health both on the field and off.
About the Author
James R. Andrews, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon in sports medicine and a pioneer in arthroscopic surgery. His patients and consultations include Albert Pujols, Drew Brees, Brett Favre, Roger Clemens, John Smoltz, Charles Barkley, Jack Nicklaus, Hope Solo, Bo Jackson, Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, and both Manning brothers. Sports Illustrated recently named him as one of the top forty most influential people in the NFL. He is the team doctor for Auburn University, the University of Alabama, the Washington Redskins, and the Tampa Bay Rays. He is a founder of the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) in Birmingham, Alabama, and the Andrews Research and Education Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Don Yaeger is a former associate editor for Sports Illustrated. He is the author of seven books and coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Under the Tarnished Dome and the critically acclaimed Pros and Cons: The Criminals Who Play in the NFL.