ACL injuries can occur from direct contact to the knee, but in soccer, and especially with adolescent female players, non-contact awkward single-leg cuts, turns or landings are often the culprit. Defensive tackling (often with a sidestep movement) to reach out to separate an opponent from the ball and cutting to track an opponent have been shown as other potential risk factors for ACL injury.
Common knee injuries in soccer players include: Kneecap (Patella) The Patella bone or kneecap serves as a protective shield to the knee joint and the soft tissue in the knee. A kneecap injury usually occurs when there is an impact to the front of the knee or its patella tendon which connects the kneecap to…
The injury occurs when the IT band gets tight, irritated and inflamed. This resulting tightness leads to friction and pain outside of the knee when one bends it; which we don’t need to tell you is uncomfortable and detrimental to optimal soccer performance. The iliotibial band (IT band), also known as the iliotibial tract or Maissiat’s band ...
Knee Injuries in Soccer is One of the Most Feared Injuries. Knee injuries in soccer are very common. Any sport, like soccer, that requires running at different speeds with sudden change of direction may lead to knee ligament injury sooner or later. When playing soccer, it is important to know the symptoms of a knee injury. Athletes recovery time will greatly depend on the severity of the knee injury.
Injuries involving the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are the most common knee injury among soccer players. Because ligaments are less retractable than muscles or tendons, they are especially vulnerable to damage.
It’s caused by the repetitive pull of the quads and patellar tendon where it attaches at the top of the shins, irritating the nearby growth plate in growing kids. It’s common in soccer because of the running and the repetitive bending-straightening of the knee, and is classed as an overuse injury.
Osgood-Schlatter is one of the common soccer injuries. This *hard name* injury is a childhood repetitive use injury that causes a painful inflammation lump below the knee. It is more of a growing pain that some players, especially ages 9-18, have to deal with. Some players as young as 6 and adults as old as 40 can experience it as well.