FA Take Action to Reduce Incidence of ACL Injuries in Women’s Football

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The FA is launching new studies to try and understand why so many female football players experience ACL injuries in the sport. The move comes after 12 players from the Women’s Super League and Championship suffered ACL injuries from the game. Here,…
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Footballers could reduce risk of re-injury with extra training before return to play

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It doesn’t matter what sport you play, or at what level – the temptation to pull on the boots (or spikes, or cleats, or skis) after an injury is overwhelming. You’ve been put on a course of treatment, and you’ve been given a recovery…
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Retired pro footballers more likely to require knee replacement surgery

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However hard you’ll try, it’ll be very difficult to avoid football over the next couple of months, what with the culmination of the domestic and European season flowing into the 2018 World Cup in Russia. And whatever you say about the physical…
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The importance of the warm-up: new study has shown football knee injuries in children cut in half

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They might be smaller, but don’t be fooled: children’s sports injuries are deadly serious, particularly in team sports. For example, did you know that underage footballers are more likely to contract bone fractures and injuries of the upper…
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Retired pro footballers found to be at higher risk of developing knee osteoarthritis

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Recent research from the University of Nottingham has confirmed that retired professional footballers are far more prone to develop knee pain and osteoarthritis and face problems with their knees earlier in life than the average person, with…