How can injuries be prevented in the World Cup soccer athlete?

Clin Sports Med. 1998 Oct;17(4):755-68, vii. doi: 10.1016/s0278-5919(05)70116-2.


In order to prevent soccer injuries, different risk factors have to be identified as intrinsic (e.g., joint stability or muscle imbalance) and extrinsic (e.g., equipment, turf, and rules risk factors). Some preventive measures are discussed in this article, such as shin guards, prophylactic braces and taping (or both), and proprioceptive training.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Ankle Injuries / prevention & control
  • Athletic Injuries / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Muscle, Skeletal / physiology
  • Shoes
  • Soccer / injuries*