Injuries of professional soccer players twelve times more frequent in competition than during training sessions?

17 febrero 2015

The risk of injury during competition matches is twelve times higher than during training sessions in players of the «Professional Football League.» The most common ones are muscular injuries and those resulting from overexertion, which imply recovery periods of around one week. These findings follow an extensive epidemiological study that analyses the characteristics of injuries to professional soccer players in Spain.