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COVID-19 lockdown and impact on injuries in professional football - new article published
The article “Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on injury risk in Qatar`s professional football” was recently published online in Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, with contribution to the article from the OSTRC`s Lena-Kristin Bache-Mathiesen and Roald Bahr.
The objective of the article was; “To compare injury incidence, burden and characteristics between the pre- and post-COVID-19 lockdown periods in Qatari professional football”.
The study represents a natural experiment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing the researchers to investigate the potential effects of sudden, substantial changes in training and match load on injury risk in professional football.
The article concludes that: “Immediately after the COVID-19 lockdown (short-term effect), there was no difference in injury incidence, but a lower injury burden compared to benchmark. Moreover, the rapid return to competition for the successive season (long-term effect) was associated with a higher overall- and training-injury burden, but a lower match-injury burden compared to the benchmark”.
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