Injuries are an inescapable aspect of football at any level, with recent evidence suggesting that half of all injuries are severe enough to result in three or more weeks of missed training and matches.1 Muscle and tendon injuries of the lower extremities are the most common injury type in professional players.2,3
Injuries that result in immobilisation and/or reduced training, tend to have two main stages:
Given the nature of these stages, the correct football nutrition and the effective support thereof can be crucial to speeding up the recovery process and reducing the negative aspects of reduced activity such as muscle and strength losses. The best nutritional practises for these stages are outlined below.
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