Women don't have the best reputation when it comes to pretending to be injured during soccer games, but research indicates that it's men who are more likely to act hurt on the pitch.

A new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, published in the July issue of the journal Research in Sports Medicine, tried to determine the frequency of credible injury incidents in women's international soccer and figure out what percentage of these incidents is legit.

Science Daily reports Daryl Rosenbaum, M.D., assistant professor at Wake Forest Baptist, says research indicates apparent injuries for women are much less frequent than for men, occurring at a rate of 5.74 per game as opposed to 11.26 per men's game.

While women don't pretend to be injured as often, they are actually hurt nearly twice as often as men, 13.7 percent for ladies on the pitch, as compared to 7.2 percent for the guys.

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