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Scripps Doctor Helps Local Teen with Football Neck Injury

Football related head and neck injuries have been a recent topic of discussion among athletes, physicians, coaches and parents. For some head and neck injuries, properly handling the injured athlete can mean the difference between life and death. La Costa Canyon High School football player, Sam Casinelli, was featured on NBC 7 sharing his neck injury story and how Scripps physician, Michael Van Buskirk, MD, made the call that saved his life.


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