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Girls' soccer ACL injuries are preventable

girls soccer gameMore girls are playing soccer than ever and as you can guess, that means more girls are suffering from soccer-related injuries. A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine takes a look at a Swedish research exercise program designed to help girls prevent one of soccer’s most common injuries – a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

The study’s participants (all female soccer players) showed that over the course of one season, those who participated in the exercise program suffered fewer injuries and those that did sustain injuries were ones that were less severe.

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