Soccer, or football as it is commonly called anywhere besides the United States, is one of the most popular sports in the world. Soccer is played on almost every continent and top players of the sport are easily the most recognizable around the globe. Unfortunately, with all sporting events comes, the possibility of injuries and soccer is no exception. An accidental kick to the knee or a slip and fall could lead to serious injuries.
Some of the most common soccer injuries include:
- Sprains -Sprains are among the most common in soccer injuries. They can vary depending on severity. While a sprained ankle may not require surgery, torn cartilage and anterior cruciate ligament sprains will.
- Muscle Strains – Muscle strains are caused when a muscle is pulled too far in a certain direction or has contracted too hard. Within soccer, the muscles of the thigh which include the groin, hamstrings, quadriceps, and the calf muscles are strained the most.
- Fractures – Stress fractures are the result of tiny breaks in the bone. This is caused repetitive activities like running which exert direct pressure on the bones.
- Achilles Tendonitis – Your Achilles tendon is used when you walk, run, or jump. Soccer players are often more susceptible to Achilles tendonitis because of the intense strain they put on it due to overuse. If ignored, the player may be at risk of an Achilles tendon rupture.
- Head Injuries – Head injuries can range from minor cuts and bruises to more serious injuries like a concussion. A concussion can occur when the athlete receives a sudden blow to the head which can, as a result, alter an individual’s mental state.
- Skin Injuries – It is expected for any athlete to come off the field with a few cuts and bruises. Unfortunately, sometimes these injuries can be much more serious. An injury where the athlete is losing lots of blood due to a laceration should be treated immediately. If not treated correctly these injuries can potentially become infected or leave visible scars.
Injuries are just a part of the game, however, if you or someone you know has been injured while performing a sport, it may be time to get in contact with an attorney. Serious sports injuries can be devastating. In addition to pain and suffering, your injuries may not permit you to play sports again. An experienced attorney will take care of your medical bills and court proceedings so you can focus on getting better. The professionals at After Personal injury can connect with a lawyer in your area who can evaluate your case. Contact us today to set up your consultation.