Risk factors for hamstring injuries in football

Is there a link between hamstring strength and hamstring-to-quadriceps strength ratio and a hamstring injury?

Hamstring strain injuries (HSI) represent 10-12% of all injuries in professional football (soccer).

The mechanism of injury of HSI is understood to be multifactorial. One association is that it occurs during rapid acceleration/deceleration, where rapid eccentric hamstring contraction is shown to occur. Another well-established link to HSI is a previous history of one.

This prospective cohort study was designed to assess whether pre-season isokinetic strength measures had links to future HSI among professional football players.

 
 

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