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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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However, all that is gone, a seemingly innocuous kicking drill resulting in a torn abductor muscle and a lengthy stint on the sidelines.
Marveaux has not played competitive football since November after suffering groin and knee problems with Rennes, when an abductor muscle problem curtailed his career with the French club.
O'Neal strained the abductor muscle in his leg when he slipped on ice Sunday and he had to sit out practice.
Before the start of the first Test, Pakistan had lost their star batsman Mohammad Yousuf who ruptured his abductor muscle.
The England star, 32, suffered an injury to his abductor muscle towards the end of the session, having been on course for a return to action on Sunday against Sunderland following a two-month stint on the sidelines with a hernia problem.
Palacios picked up an abductor muscle injury in the second half.
The incident happened when Ryder, who had pulled his left abductor muscle during his innings and was later ruled out of the rest of tournament, was heading to the dressing room after being dismissed.
The 25-year-old's third ODI half-century was made all the more remarkable due to the fact that he strained his left abductor muscle just seven balls into his innings.
Lee Bowyer was ruled out with an abductor muscle injury last time and McLeish hopes to have him back for the trip to Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.
But Viduka rolled down his track-suit bottoms and said: " I tried to sprint and I felt a zap in my abductor muscle.
There's a bit of fluid in his abductor muscle," said the Blues boss.
Sotherton hurt her right abductor muscle on the opening day when a farcical situation saw the third barrier in the 100m hurdles placed in the wrong position.

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