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Infographic. The Adductor Strengthening Programme prevents groin problems among male football players
  1. Joar Harøy1,
  2. David Pope2,
  3. Benjamin Clarsen1,
  4. Espen Guldahl Wiger1,
  5. Mari Glomnes Øyen1,
  6. Andreas Serner3,4,
  7. Kristian Thorborg3,
  8. Per Hölmich3,
  9. Thor Einar Andersen1,
  10. Roald Bahr1
  1. 1 Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center, Oslo, Norway
  2. 2 Clinical Edge, Terrigal, New South Wales, Australia
  3. 3 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Orthopedic Research Center, Copenhagen University Hospital, Amager-Hvidovre, Denmark
  4. 4 Aspetar Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar
  1. Correspondence to David Pope, Clinical Edge, Terrigal, NSW 2260, Australia; info{at}

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Groin injuries represent a considerable problem in male football, accounting for 4% to 19% of all time-loss injuries.1 At the elite level, 14% to 17% of all players incur a groin injury causing time-loss each season.2 During a period with match congestion, 59% of men reported at least one episode with 37 …

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