Injuries and musculoskeletal complaints in referees and assistant referees selected for the 2006 FIFA World Cup: retrospective and prospective survey.

@article{Bizzini2009InjuriesAM,
  title={Injuries and musculoskeletal complaints in referees and assistant referees selected for the 2006 FIFA World Cup: retrospective and prospective survey.},
  author={Mario Pietro Bizzini and Astrid Junge and Roald Bahr and Werner F. Helsen and Jiř{\'i} Dvoř{\'a}k},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={43 7},
  pages={490-7}
}
BACKGROUND There is a considerable amount of scientific literature on football, but few studies have focused on referees, despite their key role in this sport. Existing studies focus on the physiological demands and training of referees. PURPOSE To analyse injuries and musculoskeletal complaints in referees and assistant referees selected for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective survey and prospective study. METHODS During the preparation camps for the 2006 FIFA World Cup… CONTINUE READING

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