Clinical report - Injuries in youth soccer

Chris G. Koutures, Andrew J.M. Gregory, Teri M. McCambridge, Holly J. Benjamin, Joel S. Brenner, Charles T. Cappetta, Rebecca A. Demorest, Mark E. Halstead, Cynthia R. LaBella, Stephanie S. Martin, Stephen G. Rice

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Abstract

Injury rates in youth soccer, known as football outside the United States, are higher than in many other contact/collision sports and have greater relative numbers in younger, preadolescent players. With regard to musculoskeletal injuries, young females tend to suffer more knee injuries, and young males suffer more ankle injuries. Concussions are fairly prevalent in soccer as a result of contact/collision rather than purposeful attempts at heading the ball. Appropriate rule enforcement and emphasis on safe play can reduce the risk of soccer-related injuries. This report serves as a basis for encouraging safe participation in soccer for children and adolescents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)410-414
Number of pages5
JournalPediatrics
Volume125
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anterior cruciate ligament tear
  • Concussion
  • Knee injury
  • Soccer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Koutures, C. G., Gregory, A. J. M., McCambridge, T. M., Benjamin, H. J., Brenner, J. S., Cappetta, C. T., Demorest, R. A., Halstead, M. E., LaBella, C. R., Martin, S. S., & Rice, S. G. (2010). Clinical report - Injuries in youth soccer. Pediatrics, 125(2), 410-414. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2009-3009