FSI Football Science Update

Incidence and severity of hamstring injuries in female athletes who play field sports: A systematic review with meta-analysis of prospective studies.

Mullins K, Mac Colgáin D, Carton P.

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2022 Aug 5:1-31. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2022.11144.

This systematic review on the incidence of hamstring injuries (HSI) in female athletes who play field sports included 12 studies from 1070 female athletes with a mean age of 22.7 years. The predominant sport was soccer (50%). There was moderate certainty evidence that the incidence was 0.6 injuries/1000 exposure hours in female field sport athletes.



Osteoarthritis Risks and Sports: An Evidence-based Systematic Review.

Migliorini F, Maffulli N, Pintore A, Ernst J, Eschweiler J, Hildebrand F, Betsch M.

Sports Med Arthrosc Rev. 2022 Sep 1;30(3):118-140. doi: 10.1097/JSA.0000000000000351. 

This systematic review on the risk of OA development in sports included 63 studies with a total of 628,036 participants of a mean age of 45.6±15.8, and with a mean follow-up of 8.0±8.4 years. Football and soccer players seem to be at higher risk for the development of OA, as well as military personnel. Elite dancing and ice hockey lead to more hip labral tears, femoroacetabular impingement and subsequent hip OA.



Assessing Eccentric Hamstring Strength Using the NordBord: Between-Session Reliability and Interlimb Asymmetries in Professional Soccer Players.

Bishop C, Manuel J, Drury B, Beato M, Turner A.

J Strength Cond Res. 2022 Jun 27. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000004303.

This study on 14 professional soccer players during 6 weeks of preseason found that two familiarization sessions is enough to elicit reliable peak force data in the Nordic hamstring exercise performed in a NordBord device.