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Medium: Long-term injury

Medium: Long-term injury

Premier Vocabulary is a mini-podcast for you to learn football English one word at a time. We have three different levels for you: easy, medium and hard.

This episode is medium so we’re looking at football words and phrases you need to describe what’s happening on the pitch or words and phrases fans and commentators on TV might use. There are lots of phrasal verbs to learn at this level.

Summary

Learn more football vocabulary with Premier Skills English. Each lesson in our Premier Vocabulary section looks at one football word or phrase. This lesson looks at the phrase long-term injury

You can find more lessons on the side of this page.

Transcript

Rich: Hello my name’s Rich and welcome to Premier Skills English - Premier Vocabulary.

Jack: Hi there! I’m Jack. We’re here to help you with your football English. Premier Vocabulary is a mini-podcast for you to learn football English one word at a time. 

Rich: Don’t forget you can always find the transcript for all our podcasts on the Premier Skills English website. Premier Vocabulary has three different levels: easy, medium and hard.

Jack: This episode is medium so we’re looking at football words and phrases you need to describe what’s happening on the pitch or words and phrases fans and commentators on TV might use. There will be lots of phrasal verbs to learn at this level.


Rich: The phrase we are looking at in this episode is a long-term injury.

Jack: A long-term injury is a phrase we hear a lot when a player suffers a serious injury.

Rich: We’re going to look at the phrase long-term injury and the words long-term and short-term and how they are used in and out of football.

Jack: So, we’ve already said that a long-term injury is used when a player suffers a serious injury.

Rich: In this phrase, long-term is an adjective that is used to describe something that will happen over a long period of time or has an effect over a long time.

Jack: Common long-term injuries include broken bones and ligament damage. One of the most serious long-term injuries is damage to your anterior cruciate ligament. It’s sometimes called an ACL injury for short.

Rich: This is a serious, long-term knee injury. It used to end footballers careers, but nowadays a player can return from this long-term injury after 6 to 9 months.

Jack: Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk is not playing after suffering this long-term injury in the Merseyside Derby a few weeks ago.

Rich: We all hope he recovers quickly and gets back to his best after this long-term injury.

Jack: We can say a player is out with a long-term injury or we can also say that a player is out long term. Both are used to say an injury is serious and he or she won’t be playing for a long time.

Rich: The opposite of a long-term injury is a short-term injury. A short-term injury might be things like a sprained ankle or a dead leg. Players with short-term injuries will be back on the pitch after a short period of time.


Jack: Short-term and long-term are useful adjectives to learn and use more generally to speak about things that have an effect over a short or long period of time.

Rich: We could say that a football team’s long-term goals are to win the league or qualify for Europe while their short-term goal is to win the next match. 

Jack: Most people have short-term and long term goals. A long-term goal for a medical student might be to qualify as a doctor specialising in heart surgery.

Rich: The same medical student’s short-term goals may include passing their end of year exams.

Jack: What are your short-term and long-term goals? Let us know in the comments section.


Rich: There is the final whistle!

Jack: We’ll be back soon with more Premier Vocabulary from Premier Skills English.

Rich: Bye for now and enjoy your football. 

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Do you know a player who is out with a long-term injury?

What are your long-term and short-term goals?

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Rath6180's picture
Rath6180
28/11/2022
GB
759
points

Virgil was out with a long term injury.


Rath6180's picture
Rath6180
28/11/2022 10:20
United Kingdom
Liverpool
759

Virgil was out with a long term injury.

Michaelsun
12/03/2022
CN
738
points

Van dijk had a long-team injury last season. He was back in the field this season.


Michaelsun
12/03/2022 10:41
China
Manchester United
738

Van dijk had a long-team injury last season. He was back in the field this season.

Gabriel Amaral's picture
Gabriel Amaral
26/05/2021
BR
1512
points

I just can remember Virgil Van Dijk. Liverpool certainly missed him this season!
My short-term goal is to return safely to work (as we are still working from home), and my long-term goal is to become a PL manager.


Gabriel Amaral's picture
Gabriel Amaral
26/05/2021 20:56
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

I just can remember Virgil Van Dijk. Liverpool certainly missed him this season!
My short-term goal is to return safely to work (as we are still working from home), and my long-term goal is to become a PL manager.

hsn's picture
hsn
18/11/2020
TR
5522
points

o André Gomes Portuguese footballer of Everton F.C. broken his ankle and stayed away from the pitch for a long time.

o My short term goal is avoiding from Covid-19, to keep myself healthy, long term goal is to learn world hardest language Chinese.

o P.S.
As a result of working in finance sector, the phrase of “long term” always remind me customer’s default risk-:) so I prefer "short term" .


hsn's picture
hsn
18/11/2020 17:05
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5522

o André Gomes Portuguese footballer of Everton F.C. broken his ankle and stayed away from the pitch for a long time.

o My short term goal is avoiding from Covid-19, to keep myself healthy, long term goal is to learn world hardest language Chinese.

o P.S.
As a result of working in finance sector, the phrase of “long term” always remind me customer’s default risk-:) so I prefer "short term" .

julietthor's picture
julietthor
16/11/2020
MY
222
points

Mohamed Salah from Liverpool is out with a long-term injury

My long-term goal is to become a football manage.

My short-term goal is to remain top 3 in my class.


julietthor's picture
julietthor
16/11/2020 03:56
Malaysia
Chelsea
222

Mohamed Salah from Liverpool is out with a long-term injury

My long-term goal is to become a football manage.

My short-term goal is to remain top 3 in my class.

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
06/11/2020
TR
6510
points

My long-term goal is to travel and settle down in Manchester where I belong.
My short-term goal is to help my students and community to have a better life through education and confidence.


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
06/11/2020 09:21
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

My long-term goal is to travel and settle down in Manchester where I belong.
My short-term goal is to help my students and community to have a better life through education and confidence.

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
06/11/2020
TR
6510
points

The best defender in the world is out with a long-term knee injury unfortunately. Wish him a swift recovery.
Get well soon Virgil


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
06/11/2020 09:19
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

The best defender in the world is out with a long-term knee injury unfortunately. Wish him a swift recovery.
Get well soon Virgil

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Robert Tavares
04/11/2020
BR
399
points

Hi there!
I don't know any player who is out with a long-term injury in the PL.
My long-term goal is travel to England and watch a PL match. The short-term goal is find a job that make me happy.


Robert Tavares's picture
Robert Tavares
04/11/2020 18:52
Brazil
Leeds United
399

Hi there!
I don't know any player who is out with a long-term injury in the PL.
My long-term goal is travel to England and watch a PL match. The short-term goal is find a job that make me happy.

Yoshichika's picture
Yoshichika
04/11/2020
JP
76
points

My long-term goal is to get a variety of jobs using English and short-term goal is to get a TOEIC score of 800 points or higher.


Yoshichika's picture
Yoshichika
04/11/2020 05:36
Japan
Liverpool
76

My long-term goal is to get a variety of jobs using English and short-term goal is to get a TOEIC score of 800 points or higher.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
03/11/2020
UA
6278
points

My short-term goal is to get a good full-time job, the long-term one is to get a valuable and recognized certificate in second language teaching.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
03/11/2020 12:02
Ukraine
Liverpool
6278

My short-term goal is to get a good full-time job, the long-term one is to get a valuable and recognized certificate in second language teaching.

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