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abductor

[ab′dək·tər]
(physiology)
Any muscle that draws a part of the body or an extremity away from the body axis.
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TheTannadicebosssaid:"Thescan showed Scott has an abductor muscle strain and that in itself will clear in a few weeks.
The duo suffered ankle and abductor muscle injuries at the weekend, while Paul Scharner is still struggling to overcome an Achilles problem.
Although results showed a slight abductor muscle strain, medics fear the injury is still more serious.
I hurt my abductor muscle jumping that third hurdle and it could have been really serious.
Alonso has been absent for a month with a metatarsal injury, while Torres picked up an abductor muscle injury on international duty with Spain and was forced to sit out the derby.
Darren has an abductor muscle problem and it was touch and go,' said manager Dave Jones.
Defender Gary Finley is the one absentee with a strained abductor muscle.
Having injured himself on InterToto Cup duty in the summer, nonetheless there was considerable interest last night in how well Quinn's abductor muscle responded as he made his comeback in the reserves.
Combe said: "When I had the double-hernia operation in the summer, I started to feel something wrong with my abductor muscle.
Heeley has torn his abductor muscle and could be out for two months.
Speaking after his side's 2-0 Carling Cup defeat at Arsenal, boss Sam Allardyce said: "He has a 3cm tear in his abductor muscle and it will be three weeks out.
The Olympic gold medallist from Sydney stopped on her second jump with a pulled abductor muscle in her right leg.

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