Soccer injuries occur predominantly in the legs, although occasionally injuries to the upper body do occur, often through falls or impacts.
Soccer injuries may be either acute - where there is one incident that clearly causes the injury, or chronic - where an injury develops gradually. The most common examples of acute injuries in soccer are hamstring strains and knee ligament injuries. Examples of chronic injuries include metatarsal stress fractures and jumper's knee.
Here we cover in more detail the most common soccer injuries and prevention strategies from warming up to wearing the right boots! We also look at supports and braces for soccer and how to maintain your fitness when you are injured. Finally, our experts give you some advice! Neal Reynolds is a Physiotherapist for Premiership team Norwich City. He talks to us about soccer injuries!
More soccer football links:
- Soccer drills - TeachPE.com has dozens of free to view football drills for kids football and soccer coaches.