Arsenal striker Jodie Taylor says the link between menstrual cycles and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in women’s football is “scary” and must be addressed, speaking in a special Eurosport period panel debate.
The 40-minute show features two prominent athletes in European Indoor long jump champion Jazmin Sawyers and 51-time England international Taylor, as well as women’s health and performance expert Dr Emma Ross.
Ad The in-depth discussion hosted by Orla Chennaoui will be aired on Sunday morning at 09:00 UK time as part of Menstrual Hygiene Day.
Women's Champions LeagueEidevall says Arsenal are hurt, empty but proud after Champions League heartbreak02/05/2023 AT 11:22 One of the issues raised by the panel was the link between periods and injury, particularly the prevalence of ACL injuries in female athletes. “There's a lot more ACL injuries in football now than there ever has been, and it's just getting worse and worse,” Taylor said. “I think it's so complex.Read more on eurosport.com