REHABILITATION OF ACUTE ANKLE SPRAIN IN FOOTBALL
Acute ankle sprains are one of the most commonly incurred musculoskeletal injuries in team sport athletes1. The Football Association Medical Research Programme conducted an audit of injuries in professional football across two seasons7. They found that ankle ligament sprains accounted for 11% of total injuries in football, with 77% of sprains involving the lateral ligament complex. Ankle inversion, with the foot in various degrees of plantar flexion, is the most common mechanism for Ankle Sprains.