Ryan Douglas Hawkins

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AIM To conduct a detailed analysis of ankle sprains sustained in English professional football over two competitive seasons. METHODS Club medical staff at 91 professional football clubs annotated player injuries. A specific injury audit questionnaire was used together with a weekly form that documented each club's current injury status. RESULTS(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the risk of injury to professional footballers during European international and English Premier and First Division league matches. METHODS Videotaped recordings of 29, 49, and 93 matches from the 1996 European Championship, 1996/1997 English Premier season and 1994 to 1997 English First Division seasons respectively were analysed.(More)
OBJECTIVES To conduct a detailed analysis of preseason football injuries sustained in English professional football over two competitive seasons. METHODS Club medical staff at 91 professional football clubs annotated player injuries. A specific injury audit questionnaire was used together with a weekly form that documented each club's current injury(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the risks to footballers' health and safety during competitive international matches, with identification of the most common causes of injury. METHODS Videos of 44 of the 52 matches played during the 1994 World Cup finals staged in the USA were analysed. During each match, several relevant variables were recorded, including the number(More)
The purpose of the present study was to examine the influence of an increased carbohydrate intake on the recovery of endurance running capacity after exhaustive intermittent running. Six male subjects were randomly assigned to two dietary recovery conditions, each involving two running tests separated by 22 hr. The protocol comprised a prolonged,(More)
The Defence Technology Strategy identifies modular and incremental certification as a key enabler to 'Through-Life Capability Management' as a means of reducing the impact and hence cost of re-certification of changes to systems. The Ministry of Defence has funded the Industrial Avionics Working Group, an industrial research consortium, to undertake a 'hot(More)
The need for health surveillance for professional footballers has been assessed against criteria specified in UK health and safety legislation. As footballers suffer from chronic injuries under normal playing conditions, professional football clubs have a requirement to implement health surveillance programmes to protect their players. A health surveillance(More)
The validity and reliability of a battery of field-based performance tests was examined. The opinions of coaches, fitness professionals and players (n=170, 172 and 101 respectively) on the importance of performance testing were established using a questionnaire. On 2 occasions, separated by 7 days, 80 elite, young soccer players (mean±SD [and range]: age(More)