A friend recently told me that he wouldn’t be able to train because his ankle was still hurting him. This is the same ankle injury he’s had almost all season. He told me he rested the ankle earlier in the season and then it felt better. Once he started training again he hurt it all over again. Now he’s been resting it for almost a month (the second time around). He hasn’t trained at all but says he still feels pain in his ankle.
Injuries are a common occurrence in soccer but many players do not prepare their bodies properly for the long season ahead. Despite their efforts, players are making common mistakes and injuries are still occurring to them. There are, however, some tips to follow that can help reduce your chances of injury and keep you in better shape.