Table 5

Comparison of muscle injury rates in league matches with short (four or less days) or long (six or more days) recovery before the match

≤4 days’ recovery≥6 days’ recoveryRR95% CIp Value
Hamstring injuries5.744.471.281.06 to 1.560.011
Quadriceps injuries1.530.851.801.19 to 2.720.006
Adductor injuries2.642.381.110.84 to 1.460.467
Calf injuries1. to 1.700.559
  • RR, rate ratio.

  • Injury rate is expressed as the number of injuries per 1000 h of match exposure.