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.
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.
"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."
– Brett Favre
"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."
– Bo Jackson
"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."
– Charles Barkley
“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."
– National Football Post
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.
– National Post
Parents who have kids in sports - any sport, on any level - need to pick up a copy of Dr. James Andrews' new book