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Infographic. The effect of high-speed running on hamstring strain injury risk
  1. Steven John Duhig1,2,
  2. Anthony J Shield3,
  3. David Opar4,
  4. Tim J Gabbett5,6,
  5. Cameron Ferguson7,
  6. Morgan Williams8
  1. 1 School of Allied Health Sciences, Griffith University—Gold Coast Campus, Southport, Queensland, Australia
  2. 2 Griffith Sports Physiology and Performance, Nathan, Queensland, Australia
  3. 3 School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  4. 4 Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Exercise Science, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  5. 5 Gabbett Performance Solutions, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  6. 6 Institute for Resilient Regions, University of Southern Queensland, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
  7. 7 Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, Sydney, Australia
  8. 8 Faculty of Life Sciences and Education, University of South Wales, Pontypridd, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Steven John Duhig, School of Allied Health Sciences, Griffith University - Gold Coast Campus, Southport, QLD 4222, Australia; s.duhig{at}

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Australian rules football is a challenging contact sport requiring high levels of fitness and skill. In the last two decades, hamstring strain injuries have remained an ongoing problematic issue, constituting a large proportion of soft tissue injuries sustained in the elite Australian Football League (AFL).1 The predominant injury mechanism for hamstring strain injuries is sprinting,2 …

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