But with the right training programme you can shake off that knock and play without fear of breaking down again.
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Southampton’s sports medicine and science manager, Mo Gimpel, explains what injury prevention training is and how you can use it to steer clear of the treatment table.
Mo Gimpel was speaking at the Science + Football Conference. This year's conference is on Wednesday, April 30 at the London Soccer Dome. For more information visit www.scienceandfootball.com