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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

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  • M K Drew Department of Physical Therapies, Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra, Australia Australian Collaboration for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP), Federation University Australia, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia Department of Physiotherapy, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • P Blanch Essendon Football Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia School of Health Sciences, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • C Purdam Department of Physical Therapies, Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra, Australia Australian Collaboration for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP), Federation University Australia, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia Department of Physiotherapy, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • T J Gabbett Gabbett Performance Solutions, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  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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Drew MK, Blanch P, Purdam C, et al
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

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  • Accepted August 21, 2016
  • First published September 19, 2016.
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March 14, 2017

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