Predicting hamstring strain injury in elite athletes.

  title={Predicting hamstring strain injury in elite athletes.},
  author={Camilla Brockett and David L Morgan and Uwe Proske},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={36 3},
INTRODUCTION Eccentric exercise, where the contracting muscle is lengthened, produces microscopic damage in muscle fibers, and sensations of stiffness and soreness, the next day. These normally resolve within a week. A more major sports injury is the muscle strain. Because strain injuries are known to occur during eccentric contractions, it is hypothesized that the microscopic damage from eccentric exercise can, at times, progress to a muscle strain. As the amount of microscopic damage depends… 

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