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.
|Journal||International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training|
|Early online date||14 Mar 2017|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sept 2017|