Football Injuries

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Football Injuries

Football injuries

AFL is known for its high level of physical body contact. These high impact collisions can occur from any direction. Players typically wear no protective padding of any kind except for a mouth guard. As such, impact injury rates tend to be high.Soft tissue injuries are the most frequent, including injuries to the hamstring, quadriceps and calf muscles.

Energy 8,700 kilojoules Protein 50 grams Fat 70 grams Carbohydrates 310 grams Sugars 90 grams Sodium (salt) 2.3 grams Dietary Fibre 30 grams Fatty Acids 24 grams



For a good warm-up routine for football start off with short kicks to another team-mate. Kick the ball only 15-20 metres before stretching. Jog around the oval once. Do not run because there is a risk of pulling a muscle. Three good stretches to do are1. Quadriceps stretch2. Calf stretch3. Hip flexor stretchFor all stretches hold the stretch for 15-20 seconds and stretch on both sides of the body. DO NOT bounce while stretching and DO NOT stretch to the point of tension. While stretching your body should never be in pain.



Carbohydrate loading for 3 or 4 days before an event can help top up your glycogen stores,” says sports dietitian Joy Dubost, PhD.•Eat a diet that gets about 70% of its calories from carbohydrates, including breads, cereals, pasta, fruit, and vegetables, to achieve maximum carbohydrate storage.•On the day of a big event, eat your last meal 3 to 4 hours before exercising , to give your stomach time to empty.•Avoid eating sugary or starchy foods within 30 minutes of starting an activity; they can speed up dehydration.


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