Mittwoch, 13. Juni 2018

Head injuries in professional male football over 13 years: 29% lower incidence rates after a rule change - eine Statistik aus der Arbeitsgruppe von Prof. Tim Meyer

British Journal of Sport Medicine

A unique feature of football (soccer) is the intentional use of the head to play the ball. Head collisions with an opponent player are inevitable with existing rules. Head injuries may also be caused by unintended or unprepared heading the ball, by kicking against the head or by contact between the head and elbow/arm. Prospective studies on head and neck injuries identified the unfair use of the upper extremity as a significant cause of head and neck injuries.

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