Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Does injury rate differ when playing football on artificial turf?

Recent evidence on this issue has been provided by Ekstrand, Hagglund and Fuller from Linkoping University, Sweden and the University of Nottingham, UK.  Twenty five elite teams (15 male and 5 female) playing on 3rd generation artificial turf were followed and their injury risk was compared with the risk when playing on grass. 

The results showed that injuries rate did not differ between artificial turf and grass for both men and women. Study has been published in the December 2011 issue of the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports.

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