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Duke Medicine: High-risk injuries in soccer players

Posted August 29, 2011 8:42 p.m. EDT

Editor's Note: Soccer season is in full swing. And thanks to our sponsor, Duke Medicine and its Duke Outreach Soccer Program, Go Ask Mom will be featuring information about soccer over the next few weeks.

If you have been around the game of soccer for very long, chances are you know someone who has torn their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

A torn ACL has become the dreaded injury in many sports -- soccer included. ACL injuries are common, with more than 200,000 ACL injuries occurring each year.

A number of factors can put an athlete at higher risk for an injury. Understanding these risk factors can help you avoid injury and continue competing.

To read more about soccer-related injuries, go to the full post on Go Ask Mom is sponsored by Duke Medicine.