Table 2

Overall scientific level of evidence for the ‘top 3’ risk factors and graded recommendation for the ‘top 3’ screening tests and preventative exercises as rated by premier league teams

Risk factorLevel of evidence
 Previous injury2++
 Muscle imbalanceInconclusive
Screening testGraded recommendation
 Functional movement screenD
 Questionnaire: Psychological evaluationD
 Isokinetic muscle testingD
Preventative exerciseGraded recommendation
 Hamstring eccentricC
 Other eccentricD
 Balance and proprioception: Knee and AnkleD