World Cup 2014 Players Take a Step Back Due to Injuries

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Jun 14, 2014 9:00:00 AM

World_CupThe World Cup is just a few days away now and you can feel the excitement building. This event is significant because no other sport brings the world together like the World Cup. Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain, and Uruguay are the top teams favored to do well. Even though the United States isn’t quite into soccer – or should we say “futbol” like other countries, it’s still fun to get caught up in the fanfare.

As we’ve been hearing more and more about the World Cup 2014 set to kick off in just days, we’ve also heard many reports of foot injuries for players of the favored teams. These of course couldn’t have come at a worse time for the athletes who have trained long and hard for years to reach this point in their career. However, as disappointing as it may be, foot injuries are not something to ignore.

Before you make your bets or wonder who to root for, check out this list of player injuries.

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The World Cup has finally begun, but with the greatest show on earth now in full swing, players and fans alike still live in fear of the tournament-ending injury.  

The perils of the training camp and the World Cup warm-up are well documented. England fans will remember the saga of David Beckham and Wayne Rooney's broken metatarsals in the build-up to major tournaments.

But now that the action in underway, full-blooded tackles are flying in and the risk of injury is even greater than before. Every cramp, collision and stubbed toe among the game's elite will be greeted with hysterical medical assessments of their chances of being fit for the next game:


Mattia De Sciglio: AC Milan and Italy
Injury: Thigh strain
When injured: World Cup training
Due back: Before the end of the month
Prospects: Will miss England game
The young left back pulled up in training in Portobello on Thursday and was taken to hospital for a scan on his right thigh. The results showed only a muscle strain - "an oedema in his left femoral biceps", according to Italian medics.

Although the injury will prevent him from playing against England it will not end his tournament, and he expected to be fit again in time for the match against Costa Rica on 20 June. 

[Continue to original article: World Cup injury update]

If you continue reading the injury update, you’ll notice that nearly all the athletes listed will not be continuing training and sitting out the game. This is because injuries can’t be ignored. They can lead to future problems and only get worse. It’s no different with foot and ankle injuries. The good news is there are quick, effective treatments available. The New York podiatrists at Adler Footcare are trained on the latest treatments in foot care, ready, and willing to help you get the best care possible.

Contact us today for a free evaluation. We believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.

Topics: foot problems