NASL is about to begin and soccer fever has gripped Canadians. The FC Edmonton team has even gotten Albertans kicked about the new season! The explosive matches encourage a lot of people to take to the field themselves for a round of recreational sports. But you should also be aware that as the sport brings joy, it also brings pain in the form of injuries if proper precautions are not taken. Here is a quick list of most common injuries that might trouble your soccer dreams and prevention techniques to keep them at bay.
1. ACL Tears
The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is located deep within the knee join and is one of the four ligaments responsible to hold the tibia (shin bone) – femur (thigh bone in place) arrangement in place. The injury mostly occurs when a player land s with a sudden shock, putting undue pressure on his knees. Rapid twisting movements or sudden deceleration might also cause the injury. Though the injury is mostly caused in non-contact situations, slide tackles in soccer might be responsible in the tear.