Injuries are a major adverse event during a soccer player’s career, as they require medical treatmentand rehabilitation, thus interrupting a player’s activity for a period spanning from few weeks to severalmonths, often with severe physical and psychological sequels [1–6]. The most common of soccerinjuries are sprains, strains and contusions occurring most frequently at the ankle, knee joints, and inthe muscles of the thigh and calf [4–8]. Between 8% and 33% of all injuries during the competitivephase are classified as overuse injuries [6–8]