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The incidence of sports injuries has been reported to reach ~26 and 34 injuries per 1000 persons in the USA1 and the European Union,2 respectively, with the majority of these injuries occurring in the lower extremity (eg, ankle and knee sprains, hamstring strains, ACL tears).1 Sports injuries have important negative physical, psychological and medical consequences for the athlete, as well as technical, tactical and economical consequences for the team. Moreover, sports injuries have relevant implications for healthcare systems associated with the treatment costs.3 4 …
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Contributors PLV conceived the original idea. PLV and AC-G performed the design and editing of the infographic. RB, BF, NCC, NAM, KN and MB are the authors of the original study, and contributed to the design and editing of the infographic. JSM contributed to the design and editing of the infographic.
Funding PLV is supported by a predoctoral contract granted by the University of Alcalá (FPI2016). JSM is supported by a predoctoral contract granted by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport (FPU14/03435).
Competing interests None declared.
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