Soccer is a high demand sport involving continually changing complex movement patterns, which presents a wide variety of musculoskeletal injury risk factors. Walking,running, sprinting, sudden changes in direction, jumping and body contact require a high grade of coordination and body control. Injuries are on the rise in soccer. For example, over the past 5 years the number of injuries in the English Premier League increased by 19%. In 2014 – 2015, teams spent an estimated £198,000,000 on injured players – a £51,000,000 increase in just 5 years.
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