LAHORE: The 2-day online course on sports injuries and their prevention began under the auspices of Youth Affairs and Sports Department Punjab at National Hockey Stadium on Tuesday. Director Sports Hafeez Bhatti, Deputy Director Ms Chand Perveen, SBP tehsil sports officers, junior and senior coaches, trainers and players from across the province attended the online course. On the first day, Assistant Professor Orthopaedic Surgery Dr Amir Sohail and Rehabilitation Specialist Dr Sajida Fajar delivered online lectures on the topic of sports injuries, their prevention and management. They explained sports injuries and various precautionary measures through video clips, images and slides. Dr Amir told the participants about how to prevent an injury in sports and its serious consequences. He said that through better management and timely response we can reduce the seriousness of a sports injury. “The factors of preventative strategy, warm up before game, cool down after game and stretching played key roles in minimizing the chances of injuries in sports,” he added. Rehabilitation Specialist Dr Sajida Fajar, in her lecture, threw light on acute and chronic injuries and their preventive measures.