Table 2

Stress and recovery in young elite soccer players

HealthyTraumatic injuryOveruse injuryIllness
Duration6.70±2.007.27±1.697.16±1.686.90±1.42
Load51.44±17.8055.87±16.4056.22±17.4753.75±15.88
Monotony1.00±0.271.07±0.250.99±0.201.07±0.25
Strain90.64±47.20104.32±50.1895.88±44.4099.54±44.55
Recovery stress questionnaire
 General stress10.42±4.1610.28±4.0910.49±4.1312.77±4.17
  recovery18.66±2.9818.65±3.2218.25±3.1717.29±3.14
 Sport-specific stress4.00±2.044.02±1.954.15±1.984.93±2.17
 Sport-specific recovery14.02±3.0713.85±3.0713.53±2.9313.29±2.81
  • Scores are represented as mean±SD.

  • Duration, the sum of the duration of training and matches over the preceding week; load/monotony/strain, the sum of the training load, monotony and strain over the preceding week.