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The recent BJSM educational review describing an ‘injury prevention pyramid for elite sports teams’, which has been widely promoted through social media, suggests that bad ‘luck’ plays a definitive role in injury occurrence, depicting its notable role as the capstone.1 This is in direct contrast to the rich theoretical and empirical history of injury prevention research, which refutes the concept of bad ‘luck’ in sports injury causation entirely.
In positioning ‘luck’ as the capstone of their injury …
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Contributors SB drafted this correspondence. LVF, EV and CFF provided expert input and feedback.
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