Hamstring injuries are common amongst footballers, especially those that have good pace as a major attribute to their performance (e.g. wingers and strikers). An injury audit by Ekstrand et al (2016) reported that hamstring strains are becoming increasingly more common, with a rise of 4% per year since 2001. 22% of all players that were included in the injury audit suffered at least one hamstring injury during a season. This may be down to a number of factors, such as the speed of the game increasing and fatigue caused by fixture congestion. However, there are a number of steps players at all levels can do to reduce their risk of hamstring injury.
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