COMMON INJURIES IN FOOTBALL PLAYERS. Knee injuries in football are the most common, especially those to the anterior or posterior cruciate ligament (ACL/PCL) and to the menisci (cartilage of the knee). These knee injuries can adversely affect a player's longterm involvement in the sport.
What is a common injury in soccer?
40-45% of leg injuries involve ankle injuries and foot pain. Most of those injuries are a sprained ankle. Knee injuries account for 25% of leg injuries. The ACL injury (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) is the most common season-ending problem but other knee ligaments are common.
What are the most common injuries in sports?
The most common sports injuries are strains and sprains. Sprains are injuries to ligaments, the tough bands connecting bones in a joint. Suddenly stretching ligaments past their limits deforms or tears them. Strains are injuries to muscle fibers or tendons, which anchor muscles to bones.