Knee injuries are among the top four loss injuries in soccer according to USSoccer.com. However, knee injuries are the main concern for both athletes and physicians regardless of the . The research feature on USSoccer is a bit technical, but the main aspects on prevention for both weekend worries and pro-athletes are as follows
1. Warm-up your body/muscles.
2. Stretch your body/muscles.
3. Strengthen your body/muscles.
4. Do special exercises: Plyometrics, Agilities
The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) created “The 11+” a complete warm up program which is supposed to prevent injuries by 50%.
If you are tough enough or need extra motivation to follow a strict and regular prevention program, you might want to check out some of the worst soccer injuries ever. I saw some of the scenes on TV, it was pretty scary – in particular with sound.
Below is my fav picture of the series :)
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