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Beth Mead opens up about recovering from ACL injury alongside teammate and partner Vivianne Miedema

Arsenal forward Beth Mead discussed the process of recovering from her ACL injury in conjunction with her teammate and partner Vivianne Miedema.

The Arsenal pair successfully returned to fitness after both enduring ACL tears last year. They were featured in an Arsenal documentary, sharing anecdotes from their experiences of facing such a significant injury and discussing how they overcame the setback. In an interview with Sky Sports, Mead emphasized raising awareness about ACL injuries, particularly among women footballers.

Beth Mead, sitting alongside her partner Miedema, said, “We felt important to kind of share our journey, make everyone a little bit more aware of what that journey looks like. If we could kind of figure out a little more as to why it’s happening or the factors that go towards it happening or is there anything that we can do within the game to present it? At least minimise the risk of ACL injuries.

“There’s been quite a pandemic of this specific injury so we owed it to the next generation to try and figure out a better solution, a better plan that could minimise the risk of this nasty injury.”

As per a Sky Sports report, female footballers are reported to be six times more susceptible to ACL injuries compared to their male counterparts. Additionally, women footballers face a 25 percent lower likelihood of fully recovering and returning from such injuries.

The recent period has witnessed a surge in ACL injuries in women’s football, leading to several prominent players being sidelined due to knee problems.

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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