Information about project titled 'Injury patterns differ with age in male elite youth football'
Injury patterns differ with age in male elite youth football
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|Project manager:||Eirik Halvorsen Wik|
|Supervisor(s):||Roald Bahr, Warren Gregson|
|Coworker(s):||Lorenzo Lolli, Karim Chamari, Olivier Materne, Valter Di Salvo|
Background: Absences due to injuries will have a negative impact on youth players’ development. Youth players appear to sustain similar injuries as senior players; however, injury patterns throughout the developmental process are not well described. Furthermore, most studies only report injury incidence - injury burden could provide a more accurate picture of the injuries that have the greatest impact on participation.
Aim: To describe the injuries with the greatest injury burden throughout the developmental process (U13 through U18) in a national elite football academy.
Methods: Training and injury data from 301 players (591 player seasons) were prospectively collected over four seasons. In total, players completed 92827 hours of training or match and 1111 time-loss injuries (partially or fully restricted in a future session) were recorded by the team physiotherapists.