Muscle flexibility as a risk factor for developing muscle injuries in male professional soccer players. A prospective study.


BACKGROUND Muscular tightness is frequently postulated as an intrinsic risk factor for the development of a muscle injury. However, very little prospective data exist to prove this. HYPOTHESIS Increased muscle tightness identifies a soccer player at risk for a subsequent musculoskeletal lesion. STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort study. METHODS We… (More)


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