Muscle fatigue can impair a players response to dynamic disturbances in balance, placing them at risk of injury

Muscle fatigue can impair a players response to dynamic disturbances in balance, placing them at risk of injury

The majority of football injuries occur in the last 15 minutes of each half, strongly implicating fatigue as a causative factor in football related injuries. The potential mechanisms for this increased risk of injury have not been well established. This study investigated the effects of football-simulated fatigue on neuromuscular function and dynamic balance response1. Fifteen [...]
Coach turnover increases the risk of muscle injury

Coach turnover increases the risk of muscle injury

The coach is a key figure when it comes to implementing injury prevention practices and managing player workload. This study from the CJSM illustrates how coach turnover can negatively influence injury risk among professional players1. Muscle injuries are common in professional footballers, and account for a significant amount of lost playing time and therefore financial [...]