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Adductor Strain

The most commonly strained muscle in the groin region is the adductor longus. Adductor strains behave in a similar fashion to other muscle strains, such as hamstring strains. They usually occur during a change-of-direction movement. It is a common injury in AFL and rugby league.

Sometimes an adductor strain can lead to chronic groin problems, such as osteitis pubis or adductor tendinopathy (tendinitis).

AFL players who have had adductor strains include Luke Hodge of Hawthorn, Gary Ablett of Geelong, Shaun Higgins of the Western Bulldogs and Daniel Kerr from West Coast.

Dan Carter, New Zealand All Blacks Fly Half sustained a complete adductor longus tendon rupture during training halfway through the 2011 IRB Rugby World Cup. This ruled him out for the rest of the tournament.

A groin support may sometimes be required to help provide pain relief in quadriceps strains.
Luke Hodge Adductor Strain
Luke Hodge of Hawthorn was sidelined for several weeks with an adductor strain in the 2009 AFL season.
(Image sourced from Slattery Media Group)
PLAYERS WHO HAVE HAD ADDUCTOR STRAINS
Name Team Onset Year Sport
Matt Smith Brisbane Roar Week 10 2011-12 aleague
James Meyer Brisbane Roar Week 10 2011-12 aleague
Matt Smith Brisbane Roar Week 15 2011-12 aleague
Stuart Musialik Central Coast Mariners Week 1 2011-12 aleague
Rutger Worm Melbourne Heart Week 1 2011-12 aleague
Martin Kennedy Roosters Pre Season 2012 NRL
Chad Wingard Port Adelaide Round 22 2013 AFL
Beau Waters West Coast Round 6 2013 AFL
Marcelo Carrusca Adelaide United Round 20 2013-14 ALEAGUE
Charlie Dixon Gold Coast Round 2 2014 AFL
Luke Hodge Hawthorn Round 2 2014 AFL
Jordan Lewis Hawthorn Round 11 2014 AFL
Ben Stratton Hawthorn Round 11 2014 AFL
Jimmy Webster St Kilda Round 1 Week 2 2014 AFL

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