The official website for European football

Hernia injuries

Published: Thursday 22 February 2007, 23.54CET
Find out why it's possible to play on with a hernia.
Published: Thursday 22 February 2007, 23.54CET

Hernia injuries

Find out why it's possible to play on with a hernia.

Hernia problems are common in football as the pelvic region is subject to considerable stress during matches and training. It is caused by a tear to the stomach muscles when part of the intestine or stomach bulges through the hole and forms a painful lump. In most cases a hernia is simply a painful nuisance and it is usually possible to continue playing by wearing special clothing until a convenient time can be arranged to undergo surgery.

Last updated: 28/09/14 2.23CET

http://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=519154.html#hernia+injuries

UEFA.com features

The Wizard of Dribble, Sir Stanley Matthews
  • The Wizard of Dribble, Sir Stanley Matthews
  • UEFA.com's weekly wonderkid: Hachim Mastour
  • Saving grace: Europe's favourite goalkeepers
  • Argentinian strikers making a mark in Europe
  • Isaac Kiese Thelin, Sweden's forward on the rise
  • 'Restless Rudi': the world's most-travelled coach
  • Paris coach Benstiti shows Glasgow respect
  • Italy's Rugani keeping his feet on the ground
  • Real Madrid's Ballon d'Or winners
  • Cristiano Ronaldo's 2014 in photos
1 of 10
 
  • © 1998-2015 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.