Soccer injuries: a review on incidence and prevention. Several investigators have studied the incidence and causes of soccer injuries in male professional players; however, epidemiological data on injuries in female soccer players are limited. From the data presented, it can be estimated that, on average, every elite male soccer player incurs approximat ….
The injury incidence (number of injuries per 1000 playing hours) was 5.6 in soccer, 4.1 in handball and 3.0 in basketball. Ankle sprains accounted for 25 per cent of the injuries, finger sprains ...
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From the data presented, it can be estimated that, on average, every elite male soccer player incurs approximately one performance-limiting injury each year. Nine studies on the prevention of soccer injuries were found in the literature. There is some evidence that multi-modal intervention programmes result in a general reduction in injuries.
Junge A, Dvorak J. Soccer injuries: a review on incidence and prevention. Sports Med 2004; 34(13): 929-938.
Reviews on the prevention of ankle sprains have similar results.[59–62]A recent Cochrane reviewof interventions for preventing ankle ligament injuries concluded, from 14 randomised trials, that external ankle support in the form of semi-rigid orthoses or aircast braces can prevent ankle sprains during high-risk sporting activities such as soccer, especially in athletes with previous ankle sprains. Participants with a history of previous sprains should be advised that wearing such supports ...
The incidence of injuries in soccer is mostly significant during games/matches, ranging from 9.5 to 48.7 injuries/1000 h among competitive male youth players, 2.5 to 8.7 injuries/1000 h among male professional players, and 12.5 to 30.3 injuries/1000 h among female players [9,10,11,12] (Table 2).
Also, the number of well controlled experimental studies on the prevention of soccer injuries is very limited. In different selected homogenous subgroups of the soccer population in Sweden and Denmark, different types of prevention proved to be successful in reducing the incidence and severity of soccer injuries.
Injury incidence in adult male soccer players range from 1.8 to 7.6 injuries per 1,000 training hours and from 10.2 to 35 injuries per 1,000 match hours . It is no wonder that many of the studies in soccer focus on tracking and analyzing injury data, with emphasis on injury prevention research.
Injury incidence rates in youth soccer vary considerably between studies and have been reported to be anywhere from 2.0 to 19.4 injuries per 1000 hours of exposure. 5–7 Injury incidence has been consistently documented to be much greater during games than during training in adolescents 5,8 as well as 7- to 12-year-olds. 5 In a recent systematic review of injury incidence in male soccer players, injury rates among adolescent athletes was found to range from 3.7 to 11.1 injuries per 1000 ...