Tag Archives: soccer

Episode 172: How can we better support the mental health of college athletes?

How can we better support the mental health of college athletes? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Ohio State defensive tackle Kosta Karageorge, Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, and German soccer player Daniel Engelbrecht. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

The females deserve grass soccer fields for Women’s World Cup

More than 40 elite female soccer players are set to sue FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association. The players – including U.S. stars Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan as well as FIFA Player of the Year Nadine Angerer – demand that FIFA and the CSA reverse their decision to play next year’s Women’s World Cup, to be held in Canada, on natural grass instead of artificial turf.Continue Reading

New sideline tests could improve concussion assessments

A star wide receiver crosses the field and makes a leaping catch late in the game against his high school’s biggest rival. Before his feet hit the ground, the opposing free safety, running full speed, crushes him. The force of the defender’s shoulder hitting his chest snaps his head back. Now he’s lying flat on his back, motionless. Athletic trainers rush to his aid and help him to his feet. While noticeably groggy, he manages to slowly walk off the field. Now the team doctor and athletic trainer must quickly decide whether the injured player suffered a concussion. Continue Reading

History of hamstring injury makes Altidore’s return difficult

Just minutes after the ecstasy of Clint Dempsey’s goal in the first minute of the World Cup, the hearts of American fans sank. While chasing down a ball at full speed along the left sideline, US striker Jozy Altidore lowered his head to control the ball. He quickly grabbed the back of his thigh and fell to the ground. He was quickly carried off the field by stretcher.Continue Reading

The joy of soccer: An interview with John Wilson

Millions of young soccer players are watching the World Cup in Brazil dreaming that they can play on the game’s biggest stage themselves someday. Before they commit to playing soccer year round, and before their parents commit thousands of dollars each year to elite clubs and private coaching, they should listen to the message of soccer star John Wilson.Continue Reading

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