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Yes, rolling averages are a good way to assess training load for injury prevention. Is there a better way? Probably, but we have not seen the evidence
  1. M K Drew1,2,3,
  2. P Blanch4,5,
  3. C Purdam1,2,3,
  4. T J Gabbett6
  1. 1Department of Physical Therapies, Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra, Australia
  2. 2Australian Collaboration for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP), Federation University Australia, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
  3. 3Department of Physiotherapy, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia
  4. 4Essendon Football Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  5. 5School of Health Sciences, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia
  6. 6Gabbett Performance Solutions, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  1. Correspondence to M K Drew, Senior Sports Physiotherapist, Physical Therapies, Australian Institute of Sport, Australian Sports Commission, Canberra 2617, Australia; michael.drew{at}ausport.gov.au

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The acute:chronic workload ratio (ACWR) is evidence based1 ,2 and is strongly supported by the available literature.3 Other models of injury risk have yet to show such support.

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