➡️We have the biggest sporting event in the world happening for the next month.📆 Here’s the key info to know about injuries at the World Cup! (Stats from 2014)
🔴Injuries (non-fake ones😅) occur on average every 30 minutes, or 2 per game
🔴Training injuries occur with same frequency as game-time injuries
🔴Lower body injuries occur 68% of time
🔴There’s been an overall decrease since 2002 by 37%
⚠️The Top Injuries in International Soccer Include:
🎇They found the decrease in injuries over 20 years was due to a decrease in contact injuries. Rules changed where elbow to head tackled and tackling from behind were given automatic RED cards ♦️. Non-contact injuries (Hamstring tears) were shown to be the same. It shows how crucial refs are to preventing major injuries!
📝WHO YOU CHEERING FOR THIS WORLD CUP?? Comment below⤵️ .
Research: Junge et al, 2015, BJSM