In Football, Everybody Hurts Sometimes (Part Two)

In Football, Everybody Hurts Sometimes (Part Two)
October 14, 2013 Daniel Rhodes

By Jane Falconer (TTT Subscriber -‘Falkie71’)

The first half of this article set the scene by looking at the scale of the problem, and the impact on the overall performance of the team. This follow-up article will look at the various risk factors influencing injury rates. As with the first half, numbers in brackets refer to the reference at the end, and I’ve included links to the full article or a summary if it’s freely available. If you haven’t read the first part, I recommend you do that before continuing with this one.

Factors relating to the match itself

There are a number of different aspects of a match which have been analysed for an impact on injury risk.

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