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ACL injuries in men's professional football: a 15-year prospective study on time trends and return-to-play rates reveals only 65% of players still play at the top level 3 years after ACL rupture

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  • Markus Waldén Football Research Group, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden Division of Community Medicine, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden Department of Orthopaedics, Hässleholm-Kristianstad-Ystad Hospitals, Hässleholm, Sweden PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Martin Hägglund Football Research Group, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden Division of Physiotherapy, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Henrik Magnusson Football Research Group, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden Division of Physiotherapy, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Jan Ekstrand Football Research Group, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden Division of Community Medicine, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  1. Correspondence to Dr Markus Waldén, Division of Community Medicine, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping 581 83, Sweden; markus.walden{at}telia.com
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Waldén M, Hägglund M, Magnusson H, et al
ACL injuries in men's professional football: a 15-year prospective study on time trends and return-to-play rates reveals only 65% of players still play at the top level 3 years after ACL rupture

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  • Accepted March 8, 2016
  • First published March 31, 2016.
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June 01, 2016

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