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Injuries to athletes happen every day of the week. For young athletes the ability to walk in and see a sports medicine professional during the standard Monday through Friday 9-to-5 hours can be tough on athletes and their parents.

The University of Kansas Health System is trying to meet the needs of athletes by having at walk in clinic on Saturdays at its at I-435 and Nall location in Overland Park. Starting Aug. 31 the clinic will be open Saturday mornings from 8-11 a.m.

It’s a first come first serve basis for people who have suffered problems like sprains, strains, concussions, joint injuries and bone fractures. The Saturday morning walk-in clinic is a great option for youth and high school athletes who have suffered a sports injury or concussion to see a sports medicine physician, get a diagnosis, and start a treatment plan. The clinic also serves busy adults with orthopedic or sports injuries who can't find time for a weekday appointment.

PrepsKC sat down with Dr. David Smith from the University of Kansas Health system to talk about the benefits of the walk-in clinic for athletes of any age.

Dr. David Smith podcast

For more information on the walk-in clinic click here.