Head injuries make up around 4 to 22 percent of the injuries suffered in football. The most common being concussions. By themselves, concussions take up 2 to 3 percent of all injuries suffered by soccer players and are often owed to collisions. A soccer player could collide with other players as well as goalposts, the ground on which the game is being played, and at times the ball as well!
They can also suffer from shoulder pain and neck pain. At times when footballers’ heads clash with the ground or hit it hard following a fall it can lead to mild whiplash as well.