One injury, and then another…and another….

Sturridge thigh injury

It is a common scenario sadly, both in professional and amateur sports. One injury, then another and another, each demoralising further. It is noteworthy that the science of pain would say that expectations and other thoughts about the pain and injury will affect the pain itself, potentially increasing the overall threat value — recall from […]

Why do Arsenal and MUFC have so many injuries?

Football injuries

Arsenal Football Club have apparently reported 30 injuries since August, and Manchester United 37 injuries. Why so many? Injuries are more complex than perhaps initially thought. It is not simply that a player runs out onto the field, clatters into another player, changes direction or bursts into action. There is a huge amount of multi-system […]

Premiership football injuries — all too common, time to re-think

Chronic pain and injury in football and sport

Opening the sports pages this morning (Saturday), the news is abound with the football injuries in the Premiership. Manchester United report nine unfit players just a few weeks into the season. Nasri is ‘out for a month’ as he is due to have surgery for a ‘serious groin injury’ — if it is a serious […]

Early messages about pain

Our immediate and early thoughts about an injury or pain that we feel can have a significant impact upon how we cope and manage the problem. It is therefore vital that we have a really good understanding of what is normal and what we can do to optimise the conditions for healing. Within this early experience, the […]

Football Injury Blog @Footymatters

Hamstring injuries | Football injuries | Sports injuries

I am really excited to be writing a regular blog on the Footy Matters website looking at injuries in football. Injury Time with Richmond Stace About Footy Matters Footy Matters is an online football magazine like no other. We’ll be bringing you sharp commentary on the latest football news, providing unique insight, views and opinions away from […]