Metatarsal injury is the most highlighted in football

The football world first heard of metatarsal fractures when headliners David Beckham and Wayne Rooney got injured. Some say they have always been about but limited knowledge meant they got missed. A ‘sore foot’ can be more serious than you think.
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The metatarsals are in the foot, similar to how fingers make-up the hand; there are five of them. They flex and turn when playing football offering support to move. Sprinting, turning and balancing all need the metatarsals to work hard. As the game gets faster and pitches firmer, footballers take these fragile bones to near breaking point.