See larger SH10H032ATHLETICTRAINERS Aug. 6, 2010 -- San Diego lacrosse player Tommy Mallon sustained a career-ending neck fracture during his final high-school game at Santa Fe Christian in May 2009, but his life and mobility were saved by fast response from an athletic trainer on the field. Only about one-third of U.S. high schools have sports practices and games regularly staffed by an athletic trainer. (SHNS photo courtesy Beth Mallon) (trainer)

SH10H032ATHLETICTRAINERS Aug. 6, 2010 -- San Diego lacrosse player Tommy Mallon sustained a career-ending neck fracture during his final high-school game at Santa Fe Christian in May 2009, but his life and mobility were saved by fast response from an athletic trainer on the field. Only about one-third of U.S. high schools have sports practices and games regularly staffed by an athletic trainer. (SHNS photo courtesy Beth Mallon) (trainer)

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