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Eighty-two per cent of male professional football (soccer) players return to play at the previous level two seasons after Achilles tendon rupture treated with surgical repair
  1. Alberto Grassi1,
  2. Guendalina Rossi1,
  3. Pieter D'Hooghe2,
  4. Randeep Aujla3,
  5. Massimiliano Mosca1,
  6. Kristian Samuelsson4,
  7. Stefano Zaffagnini1,5
  1. 1II Clinica Ortopedica e Traumatologica, IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy
  2. 2Orthopedic Surgery, Aspetar Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar
  3. 3Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicestershire, UK
  4. 4Department of Orthopaedics, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Gothenburg, Sweden
  5. 5UNIBO DIBINEM, Bologna, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Alberto Grassi, II Clinica Ortopedica e Traumatologica, IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna 40136, Italy; alberto.grassi3{at}studio.unibo.it

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  • Contributors AG conceived the study design. GR and AG performed the search. AG and MM performed the data analysis. AG and RA wrote the manuscript. KS and PDH crticially reviewed the manuscript and performed language editing. SZ supervised all the phases of the development of the work.

  • 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.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement All data relevant to the study are included in the article or uploaded as supplementary information.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors AG conceived the study design. GR and AG performed the search. AG and MM performed the data analysis. AG and RA wrote the manuscript. KS and PDH crticially reviewed the manuscript and performed language editing. SZ supervised all the phases of the development of the work.

  • 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.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement All data relevant to the study are included in the article or uploaded as supplementary information.

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