While watching Last Sunday’s Morning News, yet again the subject of
We all know that for any team it is all about the results on the field that is important, but is it really at the cost of the long term health of your main assets, Your Team’s Players.
This is worrying, these days when we know the long term damage of Painkilling medication, yet we have some brilliant Neuromuscular therapist, Bodywork Therapist and Non invasive and non chemical treatments out there, why are they still using painkilling medication as a Stop Gap, injuries need to be treated,
Muscles when they are Hypertonic , are more prone to injury these guys need their muscles to be more supple , they need treatment not masking tape practice. Players need to be looked after , then teams will get the best out of them and less injuries.
Hearing what Professor Dvorak said about , half of players competing at the past three World Cups routinely took non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and that it had become a cultural issue, part of the game.
He goes on to say “This is Elite footballers’ “abuse” of legal painkillers risks their health and could “potentially” have life-threatening implications ” He says some clubs prioritise success over player welfare, leading to players feeling “pressured” into taking medication to overcome minor injuries and play in important games.
While according to Former England defender Danny Mills ,”Painkillers in football have always been widespread – “and always will be, I’ve been in many dressing rooms where I’ve seen other players pressured into playing with painkillers,”
When you hear that this is what is happening to young players that have just started their career, it is even more of a concern, children want to grow up and become Footballers, that is great news,” but do we want our children to grow up to be put in the situation that we are seeing young players going through now .”
Let’s treat the players as we should and keep them in top form, they need to have good treatment , I am not talking about wrapping them up in cotton wool. I mean good regular therapy . They need to be on the pitch playing not on the bench in pain.