Liga Santander: The mystery of Dembl's injuries: “Not only do you have to work the physical, but also the head” | LaLiga Santander 2019



The experts in physical recovery say that to avoid the repetition of breaks the protocols must be respected and rest

Ousmane Dembl, Barcelona forward.

Ousmane Dembl accumulates 10 injuries since he arrived in Barcelona. His musculature seems made of glass. Now, the tendon rupture of the right leg femoral bceps threatens to leave him for several months without playing. But this setback can be, at the same time, an obstacle and a springboard in his career. It all depends on him.

Breaking of the femoral bceps occurs more in explosive players than in, say, diesel players. It is difficult that Busquets have an injury. He is a great player, but he is slow fiber. Players like Dembl himself or Mbapp They are fast fiber and therefore more prone. It is a very strong muscle, because the force generates speed, and these players are very fast, but they have that added risk, analyzes Jos Luis San Martn, former physical trainer of Real Madrid.

I do not say that is the case, but sometimes the protocols of an injury are not carried out 100%. If any of the steps is not respected, the message comes. And with each message, the muscle shortens, it points. From his point of view, injuries are inevitable. I do not believe in preventing injuries. All of us who have worked with lite football players know that we work with them to maximize the appearance of the lesion. Football is one of the most intense sports in the world to articular level and muscular, he argues.

The best way to lengthen the appearance of the injury is to train well. These types of players have to be very careful in this regard and then it also influences a lot, of course, how they take care of themselves: if they rest, if they eat well, how they manage their nights … Some are authentic monks and are also injured, and I don't want to say that Dembl doesn't take care of himself, but all these factors affect the appearance of the injury, explains San Martn. From the medical point of view, it is also clear that Dembl is prone to this type of injury. So be it Jordi Ardvol, former head of the medical services of Bara.

He is a very fast, very explosive player, with a lot of pressure in his environment, he knows that it cost a lot of money, that much is expected of him, that he does not have the same knowledge as a veteran about the alarm signals that his body can give for the musculature, and that leads him to be more susceptible to injuries. In addition, the most important risk factor, in this case, is that it has already had other injuries, says Dr. Ardvol, who leaves a glimmer of hope. When the players get to know the alarm signals that their body gives better, they get older, they comply well with the prevention programs and the musculature is taking on better quality, many times the frequency of those injuries is going down. It is possible to overcome it, he explains.

“You should look for references in the Bara”

You have to work not only the injury. You also have to work your head, be it for your part Arturo Martnez, Sporting coach. Dembl may return in a victim plan, thinking that it will break again, or stronger. In my case, if I were a 22-year-old boy like him, I would work to train myself at the level of personal development, to spend time with myself, to know myself a little more. The injury can give you information and spectacular training. It is an opportunity to get to know yourself more. He will also look for references, in Bara they have had a spectacular one, Carles Puyol, and try to meet them, to talk to them, he points out.

I think it will be necessary to introduce a methodology that, from a very young age, will explain to soccer players that life is spikes, that it is not a path of roses. If nobody explains it to us, what happens happens. If no one has prepared you for the bad times, you sink. But it is also important to prepare for success. For me, personal preparation is essential. At the same level as technique and physics, sentence.

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