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Lower Leg Injuries

Do footballers have altered side to side cutting mechanics following ACL reconstruction?

Research reviewed: Altered lower extremity movement variability in female soccer players during side-step cutting after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Pollard et al, AJSM. 2015 The prevalence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries has steadily been increasing in footballers (soccer players), particularly in the female population. In the case of a full rupture, most players who …

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Why has Arsenal’s Takehiro Tomiyasu been out so long? Expert explains 3 reasons

Arsenal right back Takehiro Tomiyasu has missed the last eight games with a calf injury. The player initially had an injury to the other calf but then after playing versus Liverpool in a cup match, he aggravated the other calf as he was ramping up to come back from that other calf injury. With the …

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Explaining Trent Alexander-Arnold’s hamstring injury & timeline scenarios

Liverpool RB Trent Alexander-Arnold has a hamstring injury with the England international expected to be out “weeks” according to manager Jurgen Klopp. Timeline scenarios Trent’s timeline will come down to the severity & location of the tear. Grade 1 tears average 1-2 weeks, grade 2 tears 3-4 weeks, and grade 3 tears 6+ weeks depending …

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LeBron James said his knee is sore after every game. Should he still be playing?

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Lebron James has been dealing with knee sorenesswhich he originally missed about 10 days for and we recently had new comments from him and head coach Frank Vogel. Lebron commented that he essentially still has knee soreness the day after games and coach Vogel has said that Lebron truly still is …

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Expert Explains Florian Wirtz’s ACL injury & timeline

Dr. Raj, DPT details the Bayer Leverkusen and German national starlet’s knee injury, return timeline, and return to pre-injury levels Bayer Leverkusen & German National starlet Florian Wirtz – who has been targeted by Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Bayern Munich according to Fabrizio Romana – injured his left knee vs FC Koln and had to …

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Injury update: Arsenal’s Takehiro Tomiyasu (the other calf?!)

Dr. Raj, DPT breaks down the latest update on the Gunners’ RB’s calf injury Right back Takehiro Tomiyasu had been recovering from a calf injury that he re-aggravated versus Liverpool and it looked like he was close toreturning after he was featured in the squad versus Brentford. However he was left out of the squad …

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