Table 5

Comparison of workload interactions with different type of injuries

Type of injuryAcute workload (per match)Medium term workload (3 months)Previous season workloadCareer workload
TendonHigh increases risk ++ (low also having + increased risk)High is protective +High increases risk +High or low are protective ++ (compared with moderate)
BoneNo effectHigh increases risk +No effectHigh is protective ++
MuscleLow increases risk +No effectHigh is protective +No effect
JointNo effectNo effectHigh increases risk +High increases risk +
  • Effects ++ (medium) or + (small).25