There have been a lot of nasty ACL injuries in the past few months, could this be why?
In the past six weeks, there have been six Premier League players who have been unlucky enough to suffer an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
So what on earth is the reason behind all of these injuries? Pitches? Bad fortune? Bad Juju? Well, one Reddit user (JoyLongDivision) has a very interesting theory, and it does make quite a lot of sense.
And it all has to do with the boots these players wear. Now, we're not saying there is any fact behind this, but it is an interesting point.
All of these players wear boots made by Nike. No, seriously, look at all of these players who wear Nike boots and have suffered ACL's.
All ACL injuries in 2015, and the boots the players were wearing when injured. Merely presenting data. pic.twitter.com/nKXO6NA9N4— FourFourTweet (@FourFourTweet) October 16, 2015
A breakdown of boots worn by the 31 ACL injury sufferers in 2015. pic.twitter.com/Oq6qSyg0CU— FourFourTweet (@FourFourTweet) October 16, 2015
Obviously, we could just suggest that more players wear Nike boots, but it is interesting to see there aren't that many adidas ACL sufferers.
*Disclaimer* We're not suggesting Nike boots cause injuries, but this is quite interesting.