Soccer injuries and their mechanisms: a prospective study.

  title={Soccer injuries and their mechanisms: a prospective study.},
  author={Jan Ekstrand and Jan Gillquist},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={15 3},
In order to study the incidence and mechanisms of injury in soccer and to recommend prophylactic measures, 180 players in a senior male soccer division were followed prospectively for 1 yr. Attendance records for games and practice sessions were kept, and all injuries were examined and treated by the same orthopaedic surgeon. One hundred twenty-four players incurred 256 injuries, mostly sprains and strains of the lower extremities. Of these, 62% were considered minor with ankle sprains being… CONTINUE READING
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