Soccer: Why women suffer more often from cruciate ligament tears – Sport
Five of the 20 best female soccer players are currently suffering from a cruciate ligament tear, and the German international Giulia Gwinn is also out. No random accumulation, but the sum of anatomical and biological factors.
She stretches for the ball, lands unhappily on her knee and falls to the ground, her face contorted in pain. First-half stoppage time is on when Vivianne Miedema has to be treated and then tearfully substituted. Her teammate Beth Mead, who also injured her knee in November, accompanies her to the dressing room on crutches. A few days later the diagnosis follows: cruciate ligament tear. Miedema can no longer help her team, Arsenal WFC, this season.