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Soccer Injuries: Cleat/Natural Grass Combo May Lessen ACL Injury Risk

from Science Daily

Athletes put less strain on their anterior cruciate ligament while making a cut on a natural grass surface while wearing a cleat. This is the conclusion from a study by investigators at Hospital for Special Surgery that tested the strain placed on the ACL of four different shoe-surface interactions: Astroturf/turf shoe, modern playing turf/turf shoe, modern turf/cleat, and natural grass/cleat. The study appears in the January 2010 issue of the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. more

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