Most common soccer injuries
One of the primary ways that you can avoid soccer injuries is proper conditioning and training. I have put my sons through the Total Soccer Fitness. I like this program because it also includes nutrition which is incredibly important as well.
Soccer players need to be aware of the following injuries common in soccer
** calf strains
** ankle sprains
** foot fractures
** knee sprain
** meniscal tears in knee
** kneecap bursitis
** femur fractures
** wrist fractures
** achilles tendonitis
The larger question many parents ask is whether or not soccer is a dangerous sport. The number of severe injuries and death is extremely low. The number of general injuries in soccer is, however, rather high. Most doctors and studies on soccer injuries put the rate at around that of competitive and distance running. The practice injury rate in soccer is around 3-4 injuries per 100 hours of play. The competition, or in-match injurt rate is much higher.
Knee injuries in soccer seem to be the most common concern for players and parents. Older high school players seem to be especially susceptible because of the intense starting and stopping of a players’ pace and quickly changing directions. Players that here a pop but feel little pain like have a Cruciate ligament injury. The most debilitating injuries are Anterior Cruciate Lligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries and Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) and lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injuries. Other knee injuries include torn meniscus injuries. These come often in tackling situations or other twisting and turning motions on the field. At times, this can just be from bending the wrong way too quickly.
What are the worst soccer injuries? This is also a difficult question. The worst soccer injury can occur at any time on the field. Because of the intense speed bursts required and the twisting of the body inherent to play a sport without one's hands some really bad injuries can occur. Certainly, a soccer head injury can be scary and some public middle schools make their goalies play with a small helmet. Likely the worst soccer injury will have something to do with the knee or lower leg. It is not uncommon to see shin fractures that come through the skin and for the spectators this seems like the worst soccer injury.
Recent troubles have come up because of the usage of a cortisone shot to treat soccer injuries. Obviously, professionals risk drug test failure through the usage of cortisone shots, even if they are permitted in some leagues.