Will failure to stretch lead to injury when playing volleyball?

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A failure to stretch before or after playing volleyball can lead to muscles imbalances, which can result in injury. Muscle imbalances alter the way your body moves, putting more stress on your joint and tendons and ligaments. Over time, this excess stress and altered movement can begin to cause pain, limit activity and lead to more severe injuries. Stretching helps to reset your muscle lengths, keeping your body in optimal alignment.

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