Originally Posted by Rack Bauer
Hamstring injuries, more often than not, are a result of not hydrating well enough.
That may or may not be on him, but the players themselves - being that this is their profession - should take it upon themselves to make sure they're hydrated AND stretched daily, not just before practice.
I can't really blame the conditioning coach for players not drinking enough water.
Not necessarily...pulled hamstrings, or pulled anything from that matter, can occur when it is pushed harder than it is conditioned for. That's why you see things like back injuries when you haven't lifted anything in a long time and pulled muscles are more common early in the season than later.
I think the coaches and players are to blame equally, but its conditioning, not hydration that leads to a lot of these injuries.