Hamstring strength may not be a reliable predictor of readiness to return to play following hamstring injuries

Hamstring strength may not be a reliable predictor of readiness to return to play following hamstring injuries

In elite soccer, muscle injuries represent 18% to 37% of all time-loss injuries and hamstring injuries have become the most common single injury. This paper investigates the utility of one of the most commonly used measures to guide return to play (RTP), muscle strength1. Hamstring strength is generally considered to be an important criterion when [...]
Pre-competition cardiac assessments do not identify all players at risk

Pre-competition cardiac assessments do not identify all players at risk

The purpose of a pre-competition cardiac assessment is to detect cardiovascular disease at an early stage and to prevent sudden cardiac arrests and deaths. There is currently limited data on the cardiovascular outcomes for players classified as ‘being normal’ during this assessment. The objective of the paper included in this FastFact was to identify cardiovascular [...]