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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

LOWER INCIDENCE OF MUSCLE INJURIES IN PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS ON ARTIFICIAL TURF?


A comparison of the match related injury incidence when playing on artificial turf versus natural grass was performed by Ekstrand and colleagues (2011) in professional football players. Their results showed a lower incidence of muscle injuries when playing on new-generation artificial turf (artificial turf: 6.1; natural grass: 9.58 injuries/1000hours of total exposure).

Reference
Ekstrand et al. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 39 (6): 1226-32, 2011.


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