INJURIES IN FOOTBALL - AN ANALYSIS BASED ON UEFA INJURY REPORT [PART 2]

October 16, 2018

INJURIES IN FOOTBALL - AN ANALYSIS BASED ON UEFA INJURY REPORT [PART 2]

Hi folks,

 

In September we analysed how players perform in terms of injury patterns - both in game and training. Today we will discuss how it reflects in team availability.

 

You can check our PART 1 analysis by clicking here.

 

 

What was the result of all this in both training and game?

 

  • The average absence for training injuries for all teams was 20 days, with individual absences ranging from 4 to 62 days at the various clubs;
  • The average absence for match injuries for all teams was 23 days, with individual absences ranging from 11 to 65 days at the various clubs;
  • The mean match injury rate for all teams was 20.6 injuries for every 1,000 match hours, with individual rates ranging from 7.8 to 45.1 at the various clubs;

 

Another fact - Do injuries always stop you from training and playing? The obvious answer is "no". So what about the injury burden in both training and game?

  • The mean injury burden in training was 57 days’ absence for every 1,000 hours, with individual rates ranging from 10 to 157 at the various clubs;
  • The mean injury burden in match play was 476 days’ absence for every 1,000 hours, with individual amounts ranging from 164 to 896 at the various clubs;

 

Also, the average absence for match injuries for all teams was 23 days. Imagine you having a full month off work due to illness? The difference is, players still go to the training ground for rehabilitation (and it's painful).

This leads to our thinking regarding severe injuries. Let's just clarify this: the sum of days injured during a season and one long injury in the season may differ - for one player to be injured for a total of 20 days due to several injuries is not the same as one severe injury stopping a player from playing for 20 days.

 

Match Attendance

Squad attendance/availability refers to the average percentage of players who participated in training sessions or were available for match selection over the reporting period. An attendance/availability rate of 100% would mean that no player was absent because of injury, illness, national team duty or any other reason.

 

We hope you enjoyed reading and getting a bit more on the technical side of SAK's purpose - to prevent injuries!

 

Please keep watching this space for interesting football related articles!

 

 

Frederico Costa

Performance Marketing Manager @SAKPROJECT

 

 

 




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