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Short biceps femoris fascicles and eccentric knee flexor weakness increase the risk of hamstring injury in elite football (soccer): a prospective cohort study

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  • Twitter Follow Ryan Timmins at @ryan_timmins, Matthew Bourne at @mbourne5 and David Opar at @davidopar, Anthony Shield at @das_shield, Morgan Williams at @drmorgs, Christian Lorenzen at @athleticexcel

  • Contributors RGT was the principle investigator and was involved with study design, recruitment, analysis and manuscript write up. MNB was involved with recruitment, analysis and the manuscript preparation. AJS, MDW, CL and DAO were involved with the study design, analysis and manuscript preparation. All authors had full access to all of the data (including statistical reports and tables) in the study and can take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.

  • Funding This study was partially funded by a Faculty of Health Sciences Research Grant from the Australian Catholic University.

  • Competing interests A Faculty of Health Research Grant from the Australian Catholic University partially funded the research; AJS and DAO are listed as co-inventors on a patent filed for a field test of eccentric hamstring strength (PCT/AU2012/001041.2012) as well as being shareholders in a company responsible for commercialising the device; RGT, MNB, MDW and CL have no relationships with companies that might have an interest in the submitted work in the previous 3 years; their spouses, partners, or children have no financial relationships that may be relevant to the submitted work; and RGT, MNB, AJS, MDW, CL and DAO have no financial interests that may be relevant to the submitted work beyond what is already declared

  • Ethics approval This study was approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of the Australian Catholic University (approval number: 2014 26V) and informed consent was provided to all participants.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Twitter Follow Ryan Timmins at @ryan_timmins, Matthew Bourne at @mbourne5 and David Opar at @davidopar, Anthony Shield at @das_shield, Morgan Williams at @drmorgs, Christian Lorenzen at @athleticexcel

  • Contributors RGT was the principle investigator and was involved with study design, recruitment, analysis and manuscript write up. MNB was involved with recruitment, analysis and the manuscript preparation. AJS, MDW, CL and DAO were involved with the study design, analysis and manuscript preparation. All authors had full access to all of the data (including statistical reports and tables) in the study and can take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.

  • Funding This study was partially funded by a Faculty of Health Sciences Research Grant from the Australian Catholic University.

  • Competing interests A Faculty of Health Research Grant from the Australian Catholic University partially funded the research; AJS and DAO are listed as co-inventors on a patent filed for a field test of eccentric hamstring strength (PCT/AU2012/001041.2012) as well as being shareholders in a company responsible for commercialising the device; RGT, MNB, MDW and CL have no relationships with companies that might have an interest in the submitted work in the previous 3 years; their spouses, partners, or children have no financial relationships that may be relevant to the submitted work; and RGT, MNB, AJS, MDW, CL and DAO have no financial interests that may be relevant to the submitted work beyond what is already declared

  • Ethics approval This study was approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of the Australian Catholic University (approval number: 2014 26V) and informed consent was provided to all participants.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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