Osgood Schlatter's and Sever's Disease: overuse football injuries in children

I'm sure every young footballer would have a kick around every hour of the day if they could. And yes, it is great for their physical and mental wellbeing. But how much is too much? Overtraining has been known to cause serious injury. 

YOUTH: Overtraining youngsters can cause serious harm to their muscles and joints

Football is great for a healthy lifestyle, and like any sport, it comes with a risk of injury. But despite the worry of a broken leg, arm or tooth, overuse injuries actually account for half of the injuries that young players face, and the numbers are increasing.