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A 36-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to pull your hamstring if you kicked a soccer ball too fast?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: The hamstring contracts to flex the knee and to extend the hip. It also contracts when slowing the leg down. So, yes, one may pull a hamstring during kicking.
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