publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

the impact of short periods of match congestion on injury risk and patterns in an elite football club

Carling, C.; McCall, A.; Le Gall, F.,; Dupont, G.;
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  • Published: 18 Dec 2015 Journal: British Journal of Sports Medicine, volume 50, pages 764-768 (issn: 0306-3674, eissn: 1473-0480, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: BMJ
  • Country: United Kingdom
Background The effect of fixture congestion on injury rates and patterns has received scarce attention in elite football and existing investigations have not accounted for player rotation or examined the temporal distribution and potential cause of injuries. Aim To prospectively investigate the epidemiology of injury during short periods of fixture congestion in a professional football club. Methods Over a six-season period, exposure time and injury data were compared in the same players (n=25 (14 individuals)) when participating in two frequently occurring short congested fixture cycles in comparison to match-play outside these cycles. (1) two successive matche...
free text keywords: Football, Accident prevention, Football club, Medicine, business.industry, business, Physical therapy, medicine.medical_specialty, Injury prevention, Incidence (epidemiology), C630
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