Let’s face it, being injured is the worst. Returning to the field from any athletic injury can be a lengthy and difficult process. How you, the athlete, handle this recovery process is all up to you. The better the attitude, the more successful the outcome, the quicker you return to the playing field! If you are the parent of an injured athlete, there are many resources available. Some are listed below from US Youth Soccer, the National Institute of Health, and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. See also our pages on Rest, Sleep, Recovery and our pages about specific injuries like ACL and MCL Injuries.
US Youth Soccer Recovery Methods
National Institute of Health
Diagram of the Process of Recovery
Information for parents of an injured athlete
Injury Recovery: Youth vs. Pro Athletes