Research Report: Tri-axial accelerometry as an injury predictor tool in elite soccer

Matt Greig, Wayne Brown

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Abstract

The epidemiology and aetiology of ankle sprain injuries in soccer have been well described. Retrospective analysis of epidemiological data identified an English Premier League player sustaining a high lateral ankle sprain. GPS data collated during the training session in which the injury was sustained, and subsequent rehabilitation sessions was analysed to quantify uni-axial PlayerLoad metrics. The injured player revealed a 3:1 asymmetrical loading pattern in the medio-lateral plane and multi-axial high loading events which might present the inciting event to injury. The high magnitude, asymmetrical and multi-planar loading is consistent with lateral ankle sprain aetiology.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training
Early online date14 Mar 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2017

Keywords

  • GPS
  • accelerometry
  • injury

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