Head and neck injuries in professional soccer.

  title={Head and neck injuries in professional soccer.},
  author={Michael Nilsson and Martin H{\"a}gglund and Jan Ekstrand and Markus Wald{\'e}n},
  journal={Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine},
  volume={23 4},
OBJECTIVE To investigate the rate of and risk factors for head and neck injury in male soccer. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Professional soccer. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-six European teams between 2001/2002 and 2009/2010. ASSESSMENT OF RISK FACTORS Simple and multiple risk factor analyses were evaluated using Cox regression for player-related variables and logistic regression for match-related variables. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Injury rate (number of time loss injuries per 1000… CONTINUE READING


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