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Prevent Common Injuries in Soccer: Hamstring Strains

The top four time loss injuries in soccer are ligament injuries (to the ankle and knee) and muscle strains (to the hamstrings and groin). In many studies, a lateral ankle sprain is the top time loss injury, but in recent years, hamstring strains have been creeping up the list. In some recent reports, hamstring strains have been the number one injury.

In a previous post, the research process for injury prevention was presented. First, establish the incidence of injury. Second, determine how the injury happens. Third, devise a prevention protocol and finally, determine if the post intervention incidence is indeed lower. Let