Evaluation of Injuries in Professional Turkish Football Players
Faruk Yamaner 1, Mustafa Gümüş 2, Dursun Güler 3 * , Esin Güllü 4, Alparslan Kartal 5
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1 Hitit University, School of Physical Education and Sport, Çorum, Turkey
2 Karaelmas University, Department of Physical Education and Sport, Zonguldak, Turkey
3 Amasya University, Faculty of Education, Department of Physical Education and Sport, Amasya, Turkey
4 İnönü University, School of Physical Education and Sport, Malatya, Turkey
5 Çankaya University, School of Physical Education and Sport, Ankara, Turkey
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Aim: It is important to evaluate the injury patterns and anatomic localization of the injuries according to the playing position for the prevention of injuries and reduction of injury cost in football which is the most popular in the world. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the injury pattern and anatomical localization of injuries. Method: The injury pattern was evaluated with a questionnaire with the participation of 510 football players playing for the teams attending the First and Second Professional Turkish Leagues. Result: For different playing positions abrasions were 64.55-85.42%, muscular strains were 52.06-64.58%, joint sprains were 19.58-49.37% and fractures were 2.58-6.39% present. Regardless from the playing position lower extremity injuries were the most common injuries detected (60.5%). Conclusion: It was suggested that these data would be helpful for the reduction of injury risks and the costs besides with proper onsite precautions.


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EUR J GEN MED, 2011 - Volume 8 Issue 2, pp. 98-104

Publication date: 11 Apr 2011

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