Common Soccer Injuries

Soccer is the fastest growing sport in the United States. More and more young athletes are playing soccer more today than ever. With the increase of players comes the increase in soccer injuries.

Soccer is a non-contact sport where contact in inevitable. It is a fast-paced sport that leads to collisions between players with very little, to no padding. Some of the more common injuries associated with soccer are concussions, lower extremity sprains and strains, contusions, and fractures.

In order to decrease the risk of injury in soccer, it is important to be as physically fit as possible and to be as skillful as possible. One of the best ways to help prevent injury is a dedicated strength and conditioning program.


  • Concussion


  • Labral Tear
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB)


  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear
  • Cartilage Lesions
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Sprain (MCL)
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease
  • Patellar Dislocation
  • Patellar Tendinitis (Jumper’s Knee)
  • Patellofemoral Pain (Kneecap)


  • Lateral Ankle Sprains
  • High Ankle Sprains – Syndesmosis Sprains
  • Peroneal Tendon Injuries
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) of the Talus

Lower Leg

  • Exertional Compartment Syndrome
  • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (aka “shin splints”)
  • Stress Fractures of the Tibia


  • Stress Fractures of the Foot