Table 5

 Injury types and severity in elite European professional footballers

InjuriesSlightMinorModerateMajor
Values in parentheses are percentages. Approximation of the percentages has been made to equal 100%.
Sprain141 (21)21 (11.5)35 (19)48 (25)37 (38)
Joint injury11 (2)0 (0)0 (0)4 (2)7 (7.5)
Strain169 (26)23 (13)51 (27.5)72 (37)23 (24)
Contusion105 (16)40 (22)41 (22)22 (11)2 (2)
Fracture16 (2)1 (0.5)1 (0.5)3 (2)11 (11)
Dislocation6 (1)0 (0)2 (1)2 (1)2 (2)
Other31 (5)10 (5)9 (5)10 (5)2 (2)
Overuse179 (27)87 (48)47 (25)32 (17)13 (13.5)
Total658 (100)182 (100)186 (100)193 (100)97 (100)