Dr Hans Tol is a Dutch trained Sports Medicine Physician specialising in medical management of tendon and muscle injuries. Dr Tol is a senior associate editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine and has published extensively in international peer-reviewed journals. He did his PhD on the etiology, diagnosis and arthroscopic treatment of the anterior ankle impingement syndrome with Professor Niek van Dijk in Amsterdam. He initiated and/or supervised multidisciplinary PhD projects on groin injury, Achilles tendinopathy (including platelet rich plasma), medial tibial stress syndrome, hamstring injury and injury epidemiology. Besides his clinical work and research projects, he carried out extensive sports medical fieldwork through positions in two professional soccer clubs and, on an incidental basis, National Baseball, National Handball team, the Dutch Squash and Golf Association. Since 2004 he worked for the Royal Dutch Football Association and since 2008 he was assigned as Sports Physician of the U21 National Soccer Team. From 1982-1988 he played in the highest youth and U21 teams of a Dutch professional premier league soccer team.