Reducing the Risk of ACL Injuries in American Football Players— Early Investment for Long-Term Gains

by Rhodri S. Lloyd, PhD, CSCS,*D, Paul J. Read, CSCS,*D, Jason Pedley, John Radnor, Greg Myer, PhD, CSCS,*D
NSCA Coach March 2019
Vol 4, Issue 5

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Football is a high intensity collision based sport that has an inherent risk of injury in both competition and practice. The focus of ACL injuries and the development of injury prevention programs have been key in the development of youth athletes to keep them participating in sport with reduced risk of injury

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