If you’re like 909 million other people worldwide you too have been caught up in World Cup soccer fever. It has been astonishing to watch the agility, speed and endurance of these great athletes. But even more amazing are the intense falls, slides, trips and hits these athletes take and yet, somehow, they keep going!
Soccer, or fútbol, as it is called in all other countries is a sport rife with injuries. The most common injuries in soccer are knee Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) sprains, strains and tears. ACL injuries tend to be more common in women, especially younger athletes. With a record 1.6 million female, amateur, youth players in the United States, the prevalence of ACL injuries has become an epidemic.
In response FIFA, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, has developed an excellent preventative warm-up program to address the high level of injuries so common in soccer.
Click here to view all 15 exercises that are keeping millions of amateur and professional soccer players on the field and injury free.
Congratulations Team USA!