A PILOT STUDY EXAMINING THE MECHANISM OF INJURIES TO ELITE LEVEL FOOTBALL PLAYERS
Dr.Sinku Kumar Singh
The primary objectives of this study was to identify the mechanism of injuries to football players. The investigator personally contacted the elite football players and the purpose of the study was explained to them. Further instructions were given by the investigator to the players for the completion of questionnaire. A questionnaire prepared by Cromwell & Gromely (2000) for elite Gaelic football players and modified by the investigator was used. The information of injuries collected from 685 football players .Total 480 injuries out of 388 football players were found out over the one year of the period. The football players were asked to recall injuries over the proceeding one year period. Total 480 injuries out of 388 football players were found out over the one year of the period .Incidence of injuries due to mechanism of football players due to Stumble (11.01%), Tackle (13.33%), collision (15.62%), Running (17.70%), Twist (07.50%), Contact with ball (06.45%), and Foul play (17.70%) Kicking the ball (09.58%) and others (00.62%). Running, Collision and foul play are most common mechanism of injuries to football players. The result of the research provides a useful insight in the injuries due to mechanism of football players.
Keywords: Stumble, Collision, Contact and Twist
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