Hamstring Injuries

  • Gianluca MelegatiEmail author
  • Davide Tornese


Muscle injuries are common in football and soccer [1–4]. A recent epidemiological study of injuries in professional football (soccer) reported that muscle injuries account for over 30 % of all injuries and are the cause of injury-related absence in about one-fourth of cases [5]. Muscle injuries pose numerous challenges for the team sports physician. The team medical staff is under considerable pressure, particularly in elite football clubs, to release players to return to play before biological healing is complete. Furthermore, players may often remain absent from training and matches for extended periods, incurring economic losses for their clubs [6].


Soccer Player Muscle Injury Peak Torque Eccentric Exercise Femoral Biceps 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rehabilitation UnitIRCCS Galeazzi Orthopaedic InstituteMilanItaly
  2. 2.Center for Sports RehabilitationIRCCS Galeazzi Orthopaedic InstituteMilanItaly

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