Top 4 Injury Prevention Exercises for Footballers (Video)

These exercises are designed to reduce the risk of suffering common footballing injuries.
The most common injuries, ranked in order are:
  1. Hamstring Tear
  2. Knee Ligament/Meniscus Injury
  3. Ankle Ligament Injury
  4. Groin Strain/Pain

To address the strength and control deficits that can increase the risk of these injuries, the following exercises should be completed at least twice a weak, at the END of a training session OR by themselves in a separate session.

  1. Nordic Hamstring Curl. Perform as slowly as possible. Do 3 sets of 8 reps.
  2. Copenhagen Adductor Exercise. Do 3 sets of 12 each leg.
  3. Lateral ankle/knee stability jumps. Do 3 sets of 8.
  4. Single leg Agility jumps over line. Do 3 sets of 20 each leg.

If you are interested in other, more in-depth information on injury prevention, then head over to our article from last year on the topic