Intrinsic risk factors for hamstring injuries among male soccer players: a prospective cohort study.

@article{Engebretsen2010IntrinsicRF,
  title={Intrinsic risk factors for hamstring injuries among male soccer players: a prospective cohort study.},
  author={Anders Hauge Engebretsen and G Myklebust and Ingar Holme and Lars Engebretsen and Roald Bahr},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 6},
  pages={1147-53}
}
BACKGROUND Strain injuries of the posterior thigh are common in soccer. It seems that previous injury and age are important risk factors, but the literature is limited. This study was conducted to see if we could identify intrinsic risk factors for hamstring injuries among male soccer players. HYPOTHESIS We hypothesized that previous hamstring injuries, reduced function scores, abnormalities on a clinical examination, high maximum sprint speed, poor hamstring strength, or low hamstring… CONTINUE READING

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