Epidemiology of muscle injuries in professional football (soccer).

@article{Ekstrand2011EpidemiologyOM,
  title={Epidemiology of muscle injuries in professional football (soccer).},
  author={Jan Ekstrand and Martin H{\"a}gglund and Markus Wald{\'e}n},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={
          1226-32
        }
}
BACKGROUND Muscle injuries constitute a large percentage of all injuries in football. PURPOSE To investigate the incidence and nature of muscle injuries in male professional footballers. STUDY DESIGN Cohort study; Level of evidence, 2. METHODS Fifty-one football teams, comprising 2299 players, were followed prospectively during the years 2001 to 2009. Team medical staff recorded individual player exposure and time-loss injuries. The first-team squads of 24 clubs selected by the Union of… CONTINUE READING

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