Category Archives: Soccer

Is return to soccer likely after ACL surgery?

How likely are soccer players to get back to play after undergoing surgery for a torn ACL? What risk factors increase the chance of reinjury or never returning to play?Continue Reading

Ask Dr. Geier – Are ACL tears more common on grass or FieldTurf?

My latest Ask Dr. Geier column answers the question from an athletic trainer concerned about serious football injuries and the effect of natural grass or artificial turf playing surfaces.Continue Reading

Do soccer injuries increase at the end of the season or in the playoffs?

Are soccer injuries more likely to occur late in the season or during the playoffs?Continue Reading

Faking injuries can threaten more than the game

Faking injuries to gain penalties has been a common practice in soccer for years. Can the tactic be a threat to more than just the speed and flow of the game?Continue Reading

Men’s soccer injuries: Data from the NCAA

This is the second post of a two-part series on injuries in soccer, based on data from the NCAA. This post covers men’s soccer injuries and some of my thoughts about the findings.Continue Reading

Women’s soccer injuries: Data from the NCAA

This is the first post of a two-part series on injuries in soccer, based on data from the NCAA. This post covers women’s soccer injuries and some of my thoughts about the findings.Continue Reading

Professional soccer injuries increase with more than one match per week

In the September issue of The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Gregory Dupont et al. present a study they performed using 32 professional soccer players who played for one European soccer team. The results are fascinating.Continue Reading

Tackling injuries in soccer

Tackling is one of the most common mechanisms of injury in soccer. What are the risks, and what can you do to prevent injury?Continue Reading

Amputee soccer team creates respect, inspiration

Many people are unfamiliar with the sport of amputee soccer. I recently was fortunate enough to interview Eric Westover, the goalkeeper for the U.S. National Amputee Soccer Team, who explained the sport, the rules and challenges, and the goals of the team and its players.Continue Reading

Should girls worry about soccer injuries?

Both concussions and ACL tears are common in girls’ soccer (and other female sports). What could be done to decrease the risks of these injuries and keep female athletes on the field?Continue Reading

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