Individual Study / Malone et al.;. J Sci Med Sport. 2018

High-speed Running and Sprinting as an Injury Risk Factor in Soccer: Can Well-Developed Physical Qualities Reduce the Risk?

High-speed Running and Sprinting as an Injury Risk Factor in Soccer: Can Well-Developed Physical Qualities Reduce the Risk?

Initiatives -
This study investigated the association between high-speed running (HSR) and sprint running (SR) and injuries within elite soccer players. The impact of intermittent aerobic fitness as measured by the end speed of the 30-15 intermittent fitness test (30-15VIFT) and high chronic workloads (average 21-day) as potential mediators of injury risk were also investigated. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2015
End Year
2016

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Malone S, Owen A, Mendes B, Hughes B, Collins K, Gabbett TJ. High-speed running and sprinting as an injury risk factor in soccer: Can well-developed physical qualities reduce the risk?. J Sci Med Sport. 2018;21(3):257‐262. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2017.05.016

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Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
37
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

37 elite soccer players from one elite squad were involved in a one-season study. Training and game workloads (session-RPE × duration) were recorded in conjunction with external training loads (using global positioning system technology) to measure the HSR (>14.4 km h−1) and SR (>19.8 km h−1) distance covered across weekly periods during the season. Lower limb injuries were also recorded.
Selection Criteria
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • Portugal
Ethnic Origin
Health Status

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population
General Population
  • Volunteer enrolment

Number of participants

Number of participants
37
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
All participants had their running distances collected via GPS devices (STATSports Viper, Northern Ireland) and session rating of perceived exertion (sRPE) collected via a bespoke analysis system. Additionally, all injuries that prevented a player from taking full part in all training and match-play activities typically planned for that day, and prevented participation for a period greater than 24 h were recorded using a bespoke data base.
Start Date
2015
End Date
2016
Data sources
  • Geospatial technology
    • Global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) (e.g. GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, etc.)