The effect of a proprioceptive training programme on ankle injury rates in soccer players in Rwanda.
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Background: Soccer is one of the most popular sports throughout the world, with more than 270 million players estimated to be participating in 2000. Soccer results in many injuries, with the lower extremities most commonly affected, and the knee and ankle joints are the most commonly affected sites. Aims: The study aimed to investigate the factors associated with ankle injuries in soccer players and to test the effect of a proprioceptive training programme on the incidence rates of these acute injuries among healthy players.