Staying Healthy on the Soccer Field

Northwestern Medicine
Orthopaedics June 20, 2014
If you're like us (and the rest of the planet), you probably have World Cup fever! Not only is soccer the world's most popular spectator sport, but there's also an estimated 250 million soccer players across the globe. A sport with non-stop action, soccer players can run an average of 7 miles during each World Cup game. From the elite levels to weekend games in Lincoln Park, proper conditioning is key for injury prevention in this physically demanding game. 

In our latest "Hot Topics" video, Dr. Michael Terry, an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine expert, discusses some of the most common soccer-related injuries and offers tips for what athletes can do to stay healthy on the soccer field.


To view more "Hot Topics" videos, visit our YouTube channel. Learn more about Northwestern Medicine's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery online or call 312.926.0780 for more information. 

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