Table 2

Association of training load variables with injury likelihood in the current and subsequent week

Load calculation1 SDEffect of 1 SD increase on current week injury likelihood
OR (95% CI)
Effect of 1 SD increase on subsequent week injury likelihood
OR (95% CI)
Acute (1-week loads)
 Distance5205 m0.64* (0.46 to 0.90)0.86 (0.61 to 1.22)
 High-speed distance461 m0.83 (0.58 to 1.20)0.83 (0.57 to 1.19)
 High-speed distance/total distance (%)3.7%1.34* (1.03 to 1.73)1.07* (1.06 to 1.08)
Chronic (rolling 4-week average loads)
 Distance3389 m0.80 (0.58 to 1.11)0.82 (0.57 to 1.18)
 High-speed distance346 m0.86 (0.60 to 1.22)0.99 (0.70 to 1.40)
 High-speed distance/total distance (%)3.1%1.13 (0.83 to 1.54)1.22 (0.90 to 1.66)
Acute:chronic workload ratios
 Distance0.720.72 (0.48 to 1.07)0.89 (0.63 to 1.27)
 High-speed distance0.900.91 (0.64 to 1.31)0.88 (0.61 to 1.27)
 High-speed distance/total distance (%)0.421.64 (0.83 to 3.24)1.13 (0.53 to 2.42)
  • *p<0.05.