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Infographics: Injury prevention exercise programmes: what are the perceptions of programme deliverers in the academy football setting?
  1. Sheree Bekker1,
  2. Caroline F Finch1,
  3. James O’Brien1,2
  1. 1 Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention, Federation University Australia, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
  2. 2 FC Red Bull Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
  1. Correspondence to Dr James O’Brien; james.obrien{at}

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Lower limb injuries are a common issue in professional association football (1). Injury prevention exercise programmes exist, but are not always effectively implemented (2). A survey of 18 participants, consisting of coaches (n=9), fitness coaches (n=4) and physiotherapists (n=5) working with elite European male junior football teams, was undertaken to find out what they think of exercise programmes designed to prevent lower limb injuries, so as to give clues about what could be done …

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