Last night we had the last soccer game of our season and it was a hard fought match that ended in a scoreless tie, 0-0. The score didn't reflect the game though, as our team dominated the whole time and had way too many near misses to count. The post was not on our side all night.
In the first half, I reached up weird for a ball with my left leg and tweaked my left butt muscle/hamstring and then with about 5 minutes to go in the game I ran down field to help on defense and when I went to clear a ball, my toe got caught on a rip in the turf and I overextended my ankle. I crawled off the field and hobbled home. When I woke up this morning it hurt like a mo-fo! So does my ham-butt!
(You're not seeing a pic of my ham-butt, sorry.)
As much as I love soccer and don't want to have to give it up, I think it's probably the best thing for me to do. I end up on the ground far more than anyone else (I like to think it's because I'm aggressive, but I'm pretty sure it's just because I'm clumsy) and with more injuries. Maybe I am too old for all of this stuff:)