Contusions are the most common injury, and minor/moderate injuries predominate. Extrinsic risk factors for youth soccer include: dangerous play, play on small fields, and inclusion of youth players on adult teams. The most important intrinsic risk factor is the relation of knee injury and female gender.
Nine studies on the prevention of soccer injuries were found in the literature. There is some evidence that multi-modal intervention programmes result in a general reduction in injuries. Ankle sprains can be prevented by external ankle supports and proprioceptive/coordination training, especially in athletes with previous ankle sprains.
Youth soccer has a greater reported injury rate than many other contact sports, and recent studies suggest that injury rates are increasing. Large increases in the incidence of concussions in youth soccer have been reported, and anterior cruciate ligament injuries remain a significant problem in this sport, particularly among female athletes.
Information about soccer injuries is required to develop prevention and rehabilitation programmes. Most soccer injuries occur in the lower extremities. This type of injury is reviewed here. Definitions of injury, injury rate, injury percentage, mechanism of injury, anatomical region of injury, type of injury, and severity of injury are summarised. In each section, a description and summary of the data are provided.
In order to study the incidence and mechanisms of injury in soccer and to recommend prophylactic measures, 180 players in a senior male soccer division were followed prospectively for 1 yr. Attendance records for games and practice sessions were kept, and all injuries were examined and treated by th …
Injuries are a major adverse event in a soccer player's career. Reducing injury incidence requires a thorough knowledge of the epidemiology of soccer injuries. The medical staff recorded time-loss injuries, including information on injuries (ie, type, body part, duration) and exposure data for ...
Abstract. Fifty-five male soccer players organized in three teams, one high and two lower ranking, were followed prospectively during 1 year to register the rate, type and severity of injuries in highly skilled and low-skilled players.
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION. As a typical contact sport, soccer may result in various injuries. The majority of them affect talocrural joint, knee or inguinal region, however; 4% to 22% of all soccer injuries are related to head injuries with the incidence of 1.7 injuries per 1000 playing hours (7-13).
A recent review of the literature revealed that the incidence of injury during football games tended to increase with age across all age groups, with an average incidence of 15 to 20 injuries per 1000 hours of match-play among players older than 15 years . Most injuries (60%–90%) were located in the lower extremities, particularly at the ankle, knee and thigh.
Introduction. Football (soccer) is the most popular sport worldwide with around 265 million players, and the number of female players is growing rapidly. 1 For example, more than three million young people play football in the United States alone, and almost half of them are female 2; and in 2006 around 83 000 female football players from the age of 12 years were registered in Sweden ...