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

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. 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.

DOI

10.1519/SSC.0b013e31821a9833

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