Soccer, Injuries in

The physical demands of soccer can result in a wide variety of injuries to athletes. Youth and adult soccer players of all skill levels are at risk for both traumatic and overuse injuries. The types of injuries that may occur during soccer participation include sprains, strains, contusions, abrasions, fractures, and head injuries.

Mechanisms of Injury

Both contact and noncontact injuries occur during soccer participation. Contact injuries may result from contact with another player or equipment (i.e., ball, goal post). Noncontact injuries occur due to the high frequency of pivoting, running, ...

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