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Injury incidence rates in women’s football: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective injury surveillance studies
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    Comment On: “Injury incidence rates in women’s football: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective injury surveillance studies”
    • Lawrence Mayhew, Senior Lecturer Sports Medicine / Physiotherapy. Leeds Beckett University
    • Other Contributors:
      • Professor Mark I Johnson, Professor of Pain and Analgesia and Director of the Centre for Pain Research
      • Dr. Gareth Jones, Course Director, Sports & Exercise Medicine

    We wish to commend Horan et al. (Horan et al., 2022) on their systematic review and meta-analysis which established overall, match and training IIRs in senior women’s football. It is encouraging to see continued work in this specific area of women’s football epidemiological research.

    We would like to draw the authors attention to the following error contained within their work. We respectfully request that it is amended accordingly so that the readership are aware of all available work in this area.

    Horan et al. (Horan et al., 2022) refer to the systematic review and meta-analysis of López Valenciano et al (López-Valenciano et al., 2021) which they report was recently ‘criticised’ in a published commentary by Mayhew et al (2021). The authors use the following citation:

    30. Mayhew, L. et al. (2021) ‘Incidence of injury in adult elite women’s football: a systematic review and meta-analysis’, BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 7(3), p. e001094. doi:10.1136/bmjsem-2021-001094

    The readership should be aware that the citation Horan et al. (Horan et al., 2022) use in their work is not a published commentary but a systematic review and meta-analysis on the incidence of injury in elite women’s football. Our publication was PROSPERO registered and published ahead of Horan et al. (Horan et al., 2022) in BJSM’s sister journal (BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine).

    The corrected citation should be:

    Mayhew, L., Johnson, M.I. and...

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