n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Muscle injuries in football : more about... football medicine

Volume 28, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



In football, as in other sports, muscle injuries can be either strain injuries or contusions from a direct external force. Muscle strain injuries are particularly common in female and male football players and account for: (i) approximately 10 - 30% of all football injuries and (ii) 15% of more severe injuries. In elite football players muscle strain injuries account for an even larger proportion of injuries (31 - 43%). Such injuries occur most commonly in the thigh (8 - 22% of football injuries, mostly hamstring injuries), groin (hip adductors), and calf muscles.

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