Neck strength and concussion prevalence in football and rugby athletesTo determine the maximal isometric neck strength of male and female rugby and football (soccer) athletes, and to investigate the relationship between neck strength and sport played, sex, age, anthropometric measurements and concussion history.
Analysis of more than 20,000 injuries in European professional football by using a citizen science-based approach: An opportunity for epidemiological research?It has been claimed that analyses of large datasets from publicly accessible, open-collaborated (“citizen science-based”) online databases may provide additional insight into the epidemiology of injuries in professional football. However, this approach comes with major limitations, raising critical questions about the current trend of utilizing citizen science-based data. Therefore, we aimed to determine if citizen science-based health data from a popular online database on professional football players can be used for epidemiological research, i.e.
Motor performance is not related to injury risk in growing elite-level male youth football players. A causal inference approach to injury risk assessmentTo identify the causal relation between growth velocity and injury in elite-level youth football players, and to assess the mediating effects of motor performance in this causal pathway.
The prognostic value of the hamstring outcome score to predict the risk of hamstring injuriesHamstring injuries are common among soccer players. The hamstring outcome score (HaOS) might be useful to identify amateur players at risk of hamstring injury. Therefore the aims of this study were: To determine the association between the HaOS and prior and new hamstring injuries in amateur soccer players, and to determine the prognostic value of the HaOS for identifying players with or without previous hamstring injuries at risk of future injury.
The financial and performance cost of injuries to teams in Australian professional soccerTo determine the relationship between injury incidence, player-salary cost and team performance in the professional Australian soccer league.
High-speed running and sprinting as an injury risk factor in soccer: Can well-developed physical qualities reduce the risk?This study investigated the association between high-speed running (HSR) and sprint running (SR) and injuries within elite soccer players. The impact of intermittent aerobic fitness as measured by the end speed of the 30–15 intermittent fitness test (30–15 VIFT) and high chronic workloads (average 21-day) as potential mediators of injury risk were also investigated.