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Hamstring strain injuries (HSI) are consistently the most prevalent time-loss injury in football1 and as such are an important issue in football medicine. Despite an ever-increasing wealth of information emerging on the aetiology of HSIs, their incidence in football are increasing.1 This could be explained by the increased intensity and physical demands of football match play over the last decade2; but practitioners should also question their approach to injury prevention and physical preparation of players.
Within elite football, there is a large disconnect between evidence-based practice and the actual …
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Contributors MB conceived the idea for the infographic and associated paper. MB wrote the document. AV produced the infographic with intellectual input from all authors.
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Competing interests None declared.
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