Football is generally a safe and effective exercise. Nonetheless injuries often occur.
Some players at greater risk
Footballers who lack flexibility are at increased risk of injury. Previously injured players are at a higher risk to repeat the injury. The majority of injuries in football occur in the lower body, mostly to the knees and ankles.
No relief from stretching tight muscles after activity.
Decrease in sprinting ability.
Loss of distance with long kick.
Pain with deceleration.