Table 3

 Injury incidence during the 2001–2002 season (July 2001 to May 2002)

World Cup players (n = 65)Non-World Cup players (n = 201)
Mean (SD)95% CIMean (SD)95% CIp Value
The values are number of injuries/1000 hours of football.
Total7.9 (4.1)7.7 to 11.69.5 (3.7)9.5 to 12.8NS
Training3.2 (2.2)(2.3 to 4.55.5 (2.1)5.6 to 8.5<0.01
Matches26.7 (15)26.7 to 46.830.3 (13.9)26.5 to 38.2NS