No other sport has achieved a global appeal quite like soccer. Hundreds of millions of people play the sport, and televised games are watched across the world by even more. But for those who play soccer, the risk of injury is always present. Soccer requires a variety of physical skills and abilities, and it can place a lot of strain on the muscles and joints of the body. Knowing how to prevent injuries ensures that you can enjoy the sport for years to come. The following are three ways to avoid common soccer injuries. Use the Proper Warm-Up Techniques Warming up is the best way to avoid injury during any physical activity. In soccer, it can prevent the most common injuries including pulled hamstrings, ankle sprains, and damage to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee. Your warm-up should consist of dynamic movements that mimic those used during a…

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