Evaluation of injuries in youth soccer.

  title={Evaluation of injuries in youth soccer.},
  author={J. A. Sullivan and R. H. Gross and William A. Grana and C A Garcia-Moral},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  volume={8 5},
Soccer has rapidly gained in interest in the United States. A paucity of available data on soccer injuries led us to formulate this study to quantitate and categorize injuries acquired during a program of youth soccer (under age 19). A prospective study of 1,272 players showed an injury rate of 2.6 injuries per 100 participants. The injury rate for girls was twice as great as for boys. The under 10-age group was seldom injured (less than 1 injury per 100 participants), but the overall injury… CONTINUE READING

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