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Perspectives in football medicine

Perspectives in football medicine The high injury rate among men’s professional football players is well-known. Therefore, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) launched an injury study already in 2001. This study, the UEFA Elite Club Injury Study (ECIS), currently includes data from a total of 51 clubs from 18 European countries with more than 14,000 registered injuries. With the 21st World Cup (WC) in Russia just around the corner, we have from our study identified a higher match injury rate and a higher proportion of severe injuries in the European Championships compared to the preceding club competitive seasons. Moreover, we have also recently showed that the muscle injury rate is higher when players are given a recovery window of five days or less between two matches. Considering the congested match schedule of the upcoming WC, it is therefore likely that injuries and fatigue once again will be a topic of discussion this summer. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Der Unfallchirurg Springer Journals

Perspectives in football medicine

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by Springer Medizin Verlag GmbH, ein Teil von Springer Nature
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Traumatic Surgery; Medicine/Public Health, general; Sports Medicine
ISSN
0177-5537
eISSN
1433-044X
DOI
10.1007/s00113-018-0496-5
Publisher site
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Abstract

The high injury rate among men’s professional football players is well-known. Therefore, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) launched an injury study already in 2001. This study, the UEFA Elite Club Injury Study (ECIS), currently includes data from a total of 51 clubs from 18 European countries with more than 14,000 registered injuries. With the 21st World Cup (WC) in Russia just around the corner, we have from our study identified a higher match injury rate and a higher proportion of severe injuries in the European Championships compared to the preceding club competitive seasons. Moreover, we have also recently showed that the muscle injury rate is higher when players are given a recovery window of five days or less between two matches. Considering the congested match schedule of the upcoming WC, it is therefore likely that injuries and fatigue once again will be a topic of discussion this summer.

Journal

Der UnfallchirurgSpringer Journals

Published: Apr 12, 2018

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