publication . Other literature type . Article . 2004

The Football Association Medical Research Programme: an audit of injuries in professional football—analysis of hamstring injuries

Carol Woods; A. Hodson; R D Hawkins; M A Hulse;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2004
  • Publisher: BMJ
Objective: To conduct a detailed analysis of hamstring injuries sustained in English professional football over two competitive seasons. Methods: Club medical staff at 91 professional football clubs annotated player injuries over two seasons. A specific injury audit questionnaire was used together with a weekly form that documented each clubs' current injury status. Results: Completed injury records for the two competitive seasons were obtained from 87% and 76% of the participating clubs respectively. Hamstring strains accounted for 12% of the total injuries over the two seasons with nearly half (53%) involving the biceps femoris. An average of five hamstring st...
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