Objective: To evaluate the influence that COVID-19 lockdown had on the epidemiology of soccer musculoskeletal injuries during 2019/2020 Italian First Football League Serie A in professional football players. Methods: In this retrospective study we analyzed records from media-based platform (Trasfermarkt, https://www.transfermarkt.com), describing the epidemiology of muscle injuries before and after the first COVID-19 lockdown phases in Italian professional football players. We also classified the severity of the injury as the number of missing days from participation. Results: We assessed a lower prevalence of post-lockdown injuries, albeit showing a similar injury rate at 1000 game-hours (pre-lockdown: 16.9 [13.0-20.7], post-lockdown: 15.5 [9.9-21.1]; RR: 0.92 [0.46-1.8]). All risk ratios for injury rate were not significantly different (p> .05) between pre- and post-lockdown. Conclusions: The incidence of muscle injuries has not significantly changed after the first COVID-19 lockdown in Italian professional soccer players. Recognizing injury rates might be crucial for physician to evaluate adequate preventive measures.

Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on the epidemiology of soccer muscle injuries in Italian Serie A professional football playersIn: THE JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE AND PHYSICAL FITNESS. - ISSN 1827-1928. - 62:3(2022), pp. 356-360. [10.23736/S0022-4707.21.12903-2]

Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on the epidemiology of soccer muscle injuries in Italian Serie A professional football players

DEMECO, Andrea;
2022-01-01

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the influence that COVID-19 lockdown had on the epidemiology of soccer musculoskeletal injuries during 2019/2020 Italian First Football League Serie A in professional football players. Methods: In this retrospective study we analyzed records from media-based platform (Trasfermarkt, https://www.transfermarkt.com), describing the epidemiology of muscle injuries before and after the first COVID-19 lockdown phases in Italian professional football players. We also classified the severity of the injury as the number of missing days from participation. Results: We assessed a lower prevalence of post-lockdown injuries, albeit showing a similar injury rate at 1000 game-hours (pre-lockdown: 16.9 [13.0-20.7], post-lockdown: 15.5 [9.9-21.1]; RR: 0.92 [0.46-1.8]). All risk ratios for injury rate were not significantly different (p> .05) between pre- and post-lockdown. Conclusions: The incidence of muscle injuries has not significantly changed after the first COVID-19 lockdown in Italian professional soccer players. Recognizing injury rates might be crucial for physician to evaluate adequate preventive measures.
Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on the epidemiology of soccer muscle injuries in Italian Serie A professional football playersIn: THE JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE AND PHYSICAL FITNESS. - ISSN 1827-1928. - 62:3(2022), pp. 356-360. [10.23736/S0022-4707.21.12903-2]
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