Table 2

Relationships between injury risk and various acute:chronic workloads combined with high and low chronic workloads

Acute:chronic workload ratioCombined with low chronic workloadCombined with high chronic workload
Risk of injury (%) ± 90% CI
Very-low0.0±0.00.0±0.0
Low7.8±4.19.6±4.1
Moderate-low10.0±2.57.5±2.2
Moderate9.3±2.66.2±2.2
Moderate-high11.0±4.97.1±4.0
High5.9±7.312.0±10.7
Very-high18.2±14.928.6±18.1
  • Risk of injury (%) ± 90% CI associated with 2-week average acute:chronic workload ratios combined with low (<16 095 m) chronic workload, and high (>16 095 m) chronic workload in elite rugby league players. With permission, from Hulin et al.13