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What did I do?
I devised, implemented and investigated athlete monitoring as a complementary prevention strategy for groin and hamstring injuries in professional development football. The aim was to introduce a novel system based on primary, secondary and tertiary prevention for groin and hamstring injuries. I investigated the potential of secondary prevention in football, which relies on knowledge of postmatch recovery responses of groin and hamstring function.
Why did I do it?
Groin and hamstring injuries are common in football and can impact player development and team performance.1 2 Despite growing knowledge and detail of these injuries, current prevention approaches have not changed the reported incidence and burden.3 4 In this context, alternative and complementary prevention systems are warranted.
How did I do it?
I performed five original studies. Studies 1 and 2 investigated the responses of clinical groin tests in-season and during match congestion. Study 1 …
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.