Player and obsession of injury: One of the “dead spots” scared players

Each player can meet dozens, or even hundreds of minor and major injuries in his playing career. But where is the most common injury in football?

Research by a group of scientists from Jaume I University (Castellon), Polytechnic University of Madrid, and Exeter University (United Kingdom) indicates that 90% of players’ injuries occur in the lower half body from waist down, including groin, pelvis, hips, thighs, knees, calves, feet and ankles. In particular, common types of injuries are related to muscles and ligaments. One of the most dangerous injuries to players is ankle surgery.

Ankle injury accounts for about 12% of injuries in football. This is software damage around the ankle, mainly ligaments, causing the ankle to twist into it. And just like a ligament injury, the part that covers the eye joints of the legs can also be hurt, bleed, hurt and swell.


Usually, players will choose to wrap the bandage around their ankles or wear an ankle protector. Scientific studies have also shown that the bandages’ ankle injury rate is 4.9 shifts compared to 2.6 shifts/1,000 matches for those who use specialized protective equipment. use.

These figures are much lower than those of the 33 players who missed the ankle/1,000 matches of those who did not take any measures to protect their ankles. Studies show that physical therapy exercises will help players significantly improve the function of the ankle. Wobble board was born in such a situation. Simply understood, the Wobble board will help players train their ability to balance and enhance the sensation in the leg joints.


Tests have shown that people with ankle injuries who have spent some time with Wobble training will reduce the risk of recurrence. In the new period of injury, what players need is to rest, apply ice and massage the injured area. However, those who suffer from ankle damage should not apply ice directly to the skin to avoid “cold burn”.

Research by Physio Room shows that the rate of injury in women’s football is higher than men’s football. In addition, the rate of injury between the two age groups also has a big difference. The risk of injury among adult players is 9 to 35 injuries in 1,000 cases compared to 0.5 to 13 injuries in youth players during the same period.

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