UEFA Champions League study: a prospective study of injuries in professional football during the 2001-2002 season.

@article{Walden2005UEFACL,
  title={UEFA Champions League study: a prospective study of injuries in professional football during the 2001-2002 season.},
  author={Martin Walden and Martin H{\"a}gglund and Jan Ekstrand},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={39 8},
  pages={
          542-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND No previous study on adult football involving several different countries has investigated the incidence and pattern of injuries at the highest club competitive level. OBJECTIVE To investigate the risk exposure, risk of injury, and injury pattern of footballers involved in UEFA Champions League and international matches during a full football season. METHOD Eleven top clubs (266 players) in five European countries were followed prospectively throughout the season of 2001-2002… CONTINUE READING
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