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Medical professionals take care of injuries at Hoopfest

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

While playing basketball, injuries can happen.

And medical professionals like Robbie Thorn are here to help. They’re used to dealing with the rush of athletes coming in for care.

“This year has been a lot easier than last year,” she says.

Last year, they dealt with a lot more heat-related injuries because of the triple digit temps. And now, “it’s been pretty much back to standard what we've done,” she says.

Thorn’s been at all Hoopfests except for one.

“I've done it so long I'm able to standardize lists, supply lists,” she says.

And she says last year helped prepare them even better for years to come.

“We always have a list down here of what do we wish we would've had for next year but now this year we have nothing on it because we think we've anticipated everything we need to right no,” she says.

In the first day, Thorn says they treated around 400 patients between the three Providence medical tents.

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