Risk Factors

The main risk factor is ... age .... calf strains are more common in the “Over 30”s ..... A calf injury in a young player may be a soon-forgotten experience ... in the older player it may be the beginning of endless torment. 


How Many Games Will He Miss

This injury can be annoyingly persistent and you may need to achieve complete healing before play is possible. 


What to Avoid

Unfortunately, almost any “take-off” action can aggravate... even whilst walking so apply preventative measure during everyday activities.


Helpful Measures

A heel raise during walking and training unloads the calf. See a sports podiatrist for a mechanical assessment. This injury is going to be a torment.. find out what you can about it.