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Football is the most popular sport worldwide, and participation in football at any level is associated with numerous health benefits.1 However, participation in football at any level incurs a risk of sustaining musculoskeletal injuries.2 3 Effective injury prevention strategies are needed.
The first formal injury prevention randomised controlled trial (RCT) in football was published in 1983.4 We performed a scoping systematic review to provide an overview of the published articles on injury prevention in football.
A study protocol is available online at http://findresearcher.sdu.dk/portal/files/134191319/Protocol_scoping_revire_PURE.pdf. Although we primarily focused on RCTs, we also included systematic reviews and other studies investigating injury prevention strategies/interventions in football regardless of participant age, sex and level of participation.
Our literature search identified 3131 studies, with 98 studies being …
Contributors All authors have contributed to writing this manuscript and gave their final approval of the submitted version. AB is the guarantor. All authors had full access to the data and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Competing interests None declared.
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