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Nick Ward


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  • Date Of Birth: 25/03/85
    Nation: Australia
    Birthplace: Perth, Western Australia
    Squad Number: 22
    Position: Substitute
    Joined Wanderers: 13/03/15
    Contract Details: Contract for remainder of 2014/15 A-League season.
    Contract Finish: 2014/15
    Previous Club: Newcastle Jets
    Wanderers Debut: 13th March vs Melbourne Victory
    A-League Appearances: 1
    A-League Goals: 0
    ACL Appearances: 0
    ACL Goals: 0
    FFA Cup Appearances: 0
    FFA Cup Goals: 0
    Club World Cup Appearances: 0
    Club World Cup Goals: 0
    Total Appearances: 1
    Total Goals: 0
    Yearly Appearances & Goals: 2014/15: 1 (0)
    Description: Perennial journeyman Ward was signed as a desperate injury replacement, making his debut as a late substitute only to suffer an ACL injury making a tackle in what was the last few seconds of the match.
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How easy is it to do your ACL?

This seems to be such a common injury that players sustain from just taking a step...

Okay, stay with me here

 

 

 

you lost me after this line.....

 

 

How easy is it to do your ACL?

This seems to be such a common injury that players sustain from just taking a step...

Okay, stay with me here

 

There are many theories as to the cause of ACL injury, 

Women experience ACL injuries at a higher rate than men, 

this is usually thought to occur because a female's hips are wider than a males and therefore there a greater angle is created at the knee joint.

overtime a greater pressure is placed on the ACL and causes higher rates of injury in females.

 

however regardless of gender, one theory that can lead to an increased risk tearing your ACL is having weak hamstrings.

The ACL attaches from the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia and it's main function is to stop the tibia (large lower leg bone) from moving forward out of the knee joint.

The hamstring muscle group also assists in stopping from the tibia moving forward out of the knee joint.

however the quadriceps muscles pull the tibia forward out of the knee joint as they assist in keeping the tibia from moving backwards out of the joint.

bascially, Hamstring and ACL work to keep the Tibia from moving forward, and quadriceps and PCL (Posterior cruciate ligament) work together to stop the tibia from moving backwards

 

If you have strong quadriceps and weak hamstrings then your chance of ACL injury is greatly increased.

Even if you have strong hamstrings, if you have much stronger quad muscles then the ratio between quad and hamstring strength is unbalanced and this leaves you at risk of ACL injury.

 

Is it not to say that all people that have an ACL injury have weak hamstrings, however it can be a pre-determining factor at an individuals risk of ACL injury 

 

 

seriously though, there are some gold comments in there,

lets see if anyone can pick on them :D

 

also, I am recovering form an ACL injury as we speak,

this is contagious, even fans are being affected

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