Soccer players and their soccer balls do not appear to have a huge impact on their ability to sustain muscle injuries.
That’s according to new research published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.
The research, led by a researcher at the University of Miami, looked at the extent to which the soccer ball’s size affects the amount of muscle damage suffered by a soccer player.
It found that, for some athletes, the impact of the ball’s width was sufficient to be a detriment to the body’s ability to repair muscle damage.
However, the study also found that the impact the ball had on the athlete’s body’s muscle repair ability was not as significant as previously thought.
It was a “small but significant effect” for some players, but it was only a minor one, the researchers wrote.
“The effect size was smaller than what we would expect based on our prior research and our previous literature,” said study lead author, Dr. Robert T. Schoenfeld, a professor of sports medicine and biomechanics at the Miami University School of Medicine.
“So the question is, is it meaningful?
Is it a small effect?
Is there an effect on muscle repair or injury?
I think the answer is yes, but the question remains, can we replicate this effect with a more large football or a smaller soccer ball?
I don’t think so.”
In the study, the investigators used a ball that was the same size as the soccer player’s current size and width, but smaller than the footballs that were used in previous studies to examine the impact on the body of the soccer players.
They then compared their results to the results of studies conducted by other researchers.
In all of the studies, the soccer team that the soccer football player was playing with in the study was the only one that had played with the ball at its largest width.
However, the findings in this study were not replicated in other studies.
“This is a very important study that showed that, in fact, there’s a significant effect of width on muscle damage, and that it’s very important that we understand that effect,” said Dr. Kevin F. S. Lafferty, a sports medicine specialist at the Center for Sports Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
“We need to make sure that our athletes are getting the best possible training, but that it doesn’t come at the expense of their ability and recovery ability.”
The researchers also looked at whether the effect of the width of the football was larger in larger athletes than in smaller ones.
They found that when the football’s width reached a certain amount, the athlete suffered more muscle damage than when the width stayed the same.
“We’ve known that footballs are great for training and recovery,” said S. Michael Breslin, the chief medical officer of the American Soccer Association (ASA), the governing body for soccer.
“But the study shows that they’re not great for muscle repair.
This is one area where we need to get more research done.”
Although the findings are not definitive, the research highlights a need for researchers to focus on this area of research, he said.
“I think that the study’s important for us to get our players moving in the right direction,” said Breslinson.
“It’s a major area of concern, especially because we’ve seen in other sports, like golf and soccer, that these types of injuries can be prevented.”
This is not the first time that researchers have looked at how soccer balls affect the body.
In 2013, researchers published a study in the Journal of Athletic Training in which they found that there was a difference in how the ball responds to different players depending on the width they were using.
In that study, researchers found that it was not only the width that was an issue, but also the position of the balls, which led to the players who used the widest widths experiencing more damage than those who used a narrower width.