For obvious reasons, males and females are built differently, some things that are more advantageous for one sex over another and others that are not so good in other respects.
That goes double when it comes to the knee.
Knee injuries — especially anterior cruciate lateral tears — are more prevalent in girls and women. There is nothing medical science can do at this juncture to stop them, but players can take certain measures to limit them.
There is not one cure-all, says John Gallucci, Jr., the Major League Soccer medical coordinator and founder and president of JAG-ONE Physical Therapy.