Football Injuries

  • Rehab like a pro: Week one

    Rehab like a pro: Week one

    Ever wondered what a crocked pro footballer has to do to get back out on the pitch? Through a weekly blog injury-prone Performance editor, Ben Welch, will fill you in on the costs, methods and psychological impact…

  • Miss playing? Go private

    Miss playing? Go private

    Struggling to shake off an injury? You need a scan to see what’s going on under the bonnet. Rather than ride out an NHS waiting list, fast-track your way back to fitness by going private. It’s not cheap, but you’re worth it…

  • Know your pains

    Know your pains

    Aches, twinges, sprains – the start of the season can hurt. Dr Peter Brukner, Australian cricket doctor and ex-Liverpool physio, explains five common football pains and how to treat them

  • Cold defence

    Cold defence

    Stop your muscles from freezing up with expert advice from Bolton’s head physio Andy Mitchell

  • Lay your game bare

    Lay your game bare

    Plagued by muscle strains? Why not bypass the boots in training and reap the benefits!

  • Avoid a pulled groin

    Avoid a pulled groin

    Spread your legs, hold your breath and let Bolton physio Andy Mitchell help you

  • Come back stronger, faster, fitter

    Come back stronger, faster, fitter

    Returning from injury? Stay patient and hit those targets, advises Crystal Palace's hotshot

  • Achilles strain

    Achilles strain

    Bolton physio Andy Mitchell on what to do if you tweak this tender area

  • Treating a black eye

    Treating a black eye

    Bolton Wanderers physio Andy Mitchell on how to handle a tasty shiner

  • Dislocated shoulder

    Dislocated shoulder

    Bolton physio Andy Mitchell on how to treat this most painful of knocks