Title

Injury Incidence, Body Site, and Severity in Soccer Players Aged 6–18 Years: Implications for Injury Prevention

Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Exercise and Health Sciences

RAS ID

14886

Comments

This article was originally published as: Clemens Rumpf, M., & Cronin, J. B. (2012). Injury Incidence, Body Site, and Severity in Soccer Players Aged 6–18 Years: Implications for Injury Prevention. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 34(1), 20-31. Original article available here

Abstract

Injury incidence data for youth participants in soccer have been collated and summarized. Such information should form a basis for injury prevention practices. Player contact accounts for most injuries (40–66%), whereas the lower extremities are considered the most vulnerable injury site in the body (70%). Strains (24%), sprains (31%), and contusions (20%) account for 75% of all injuries reported throughout the included literature. These soft tissue injuries result in minor (1–3 days, 18%), mild (3–7 days, 36%), and moderate (>1 week, 30%) recovery durations. Specific considerations for injury prevention programs are presented.

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