Ankle sprains and syndesmosis (sometimes called “high-ankle sprains”) are completely different injuries, as the latter occur with external rotation and dorsiflexion of the ankle, although in 20% of ankle sprains it seems to be concurrent to a syndesmotic injury. The incidence of syndesmotic injuries is...

Hamstring consist of three muscles: biceps femoris (BF), semitendinosus and semimembranosus, and is the most common muscle-tendon injury in football. Most injuries are mild strains, partial tears or contusions that are treated by conservative means. Surgery can be carried out as an early treatment (in the...

High return to sport rate and few re-ruptures at long term in professional footballers after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with hamstrings Bonanzinga T, Grassi A, Altomare D, Lucidi GA, Macchiarola L, Zaffagnini S, Marcacci M Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2022 Apr 22. doi: 10.1007/s00167-022-06944-1 This retrospective study...

Preseason Eccentric Strength is Not Associated with Hamstring Strain Injury: A Prospective Study in Collegiate Athletes   Wille CM, Stiffler-Joachim MR, Kliethermes SA, Sanfilippo JL, Tanaka CS, Heiderscheit BC.   Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2022 Apr 13. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000002913.   This study in 326 collegiate athletes (85 female; 30 track, 43...

Predicting Hamstring Strains in Soccer Players Based on ROM: An Analysis From a Gender Perspective. Molina-Cárdenas Á, Álvarez-Yates T, García-García O. Res Q Exerc Sport. 2022 Apr 8:1-7. doi: 10.1080/02701367.2021.2011091. Online ahead of print. This study in 100 amateur soccer players (56 men and 44 women) found that...

The hamstrings are the most common location of injuries in football (37%), in which biceps femoris long head (BFlh) is the most injured muscle (86%). These injuries can cause structural disruption at the muscle and connective tissue level. Muscle architecture properties seems to be related...

Incidence of Injury for Professional Soccer Players in the United States: A 6-Year Prospective Study of Major League Soccer. Forsythe B, Knapik DM, Crawford MD, Diaz CC, Hardin D, Gallucci J, Silvers-Granelli HJ, Mandelbaum BR, Lemak L, Putukian M, Giza E. Orthop J Sports Med. 2022 Mar...

Effect of support foot placement on football instep kick performance. Ou YC, Lei MK, Cheng KB. Sci Med Footb. 2022 Mar 17. doi: 10.1080/24733938.2022.2055781. Online ahead of print. To investigate the kick performance under different support foot positions, 10 male footballers performed a maximum ball speed kick...