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...

Small-Sided Games in Elite Football: Practical Solutions to Replicate the 4-min Match-Derived Maximal Intensities. Riboli A, Esposito F, Coratella G. J Strength Cond Res. 2022 Mar 23. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000004249. This study observed 20 professional football players during Small Sided Games SSGs with (SSGwith) or without (SSGwithout) goalkeepers, both...

High-speed training in a specific context in soccer: transition games. Asian-Clemente J, Rabano-Munoz A, Requena B, Suarez-Arrones L. Int J Sports Med. 2022 Mar 10. doi: 10.1055/a-1794-9567. This study compares the load of three soccer training tasks: a transition game, a small-sided game with a change of playing...