Soccer Goal Post Injuries. Due to their weight – from 150 to 500 pounds – and their propensity for tipping over, portable soccer goals pose a serious hazard for all children. Soccer goals can tip over from a number of causes including strong gusts of wind or children climbing on them. There are even instances of soccer goals tipping over spontaneously due to improper design of weight distribution.
According to Anchored for Safety, an advocacy organization for soccer goal safety awareness, most cases involve children suffering catastrophic injuries or death caused by blunt-force trauma to the head, neck, chest or limbs. Anchored for Safety has gathered statistics on deaths and injuries caused by goal post tip-over accidents. Deaths and injuries have occurred while children were playing on the goals.
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Twenty-four (72.7%) goalkeepers reported the history of soccer related injury within a year before the survey. 52 injuries were reported. Significantly higher number of acute (76.9%) vs. overuse (23.1%) injuries was described (P=0.0012). Acute injuries involved fractures/subluxations of the fingers and thigh muscle strain/tears.
The majority of movable soccer goals are constructed of metal, typically weighing 150-500 pounds. The serious injuries and deaths are a result of blunt force trauma to the head, neck, chest, and limbs of the victims. In most cases this occurred when the goal tipped or was accidentially tipped onto the victim.
Finger Injuries. Injuries to their fingers are one of the most common ways soccer goalies are hurt. The most frequent injury happens as a result of the ball hitting the fingers and forcing them to jam or bend incorrectly. Fingers might also be stepped on, smashed by another player, or slammed into the goal post. Wrist Fractures
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Hip and Groin Injuries. Groin strains are common in soccer, and goalkeepers are also prone to these types of injury dues to slipping and sliding and falls. Ball impact to the groin area is another common injury for goalkeepers. Soccer leggings - Padded leggings can help reduce the impact of falls on hips and legs.
When speaking of soccer goalies through, fractures are more commonly seen to the forearm, wrist and fingers. Fractures can occur from a fall onto the arm or hand or from catching the ball ...
Ankle Sprains. According to the International Federation of Association Football, ankle sprains are the most common injury faced by soccer goalies. To prevent the opposing team from scoring, goalies must often jump in the air to block the ball -- and while landing, may twist an ankle on fellow teammates or opponents.