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Can my child wear a splint or a cast while playing a competitive sport?

A child may be able to play sports while wearing a cast, depending on what part of their body was injured and the sport they're in. For example, if a child has a broken arm and they can move the elbow, they may be able to participate in sports like soccer—but if the child has a broken ankle, they would not be able to participate in running sports.

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