FSI Football Science Update

Assessment of Patient-Reported Outcomes at Return-to-Sport Following Lateral Ankle Sprain Injuries: A Report from the Athletic Training Practice-Based Research Network.

Lam KC(1), Marshall AN(2), Bay RC(3), Wikstrom EA(4).

J Athl Train. 2022 Nov 17. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-0111.22. Online ahead of print.

This study in 69 athletic training facilities across 24 states in the USA with 637 patients participating in basketball, football, or soccer with a lateral ankle sprain found that most patients were cleared to return-to-sport 8 days following injury with a meaningful improvement, but some level of deficits related to pain (65.1%), function (86.2%), and disability (35.8%).



Performance Adaptations to Intensified Training in Top-Level Football.

Hostrup M(1), Bangsbo J(2).

Sports Med. 2022 Nov 16:1-18. doi: 10.1007/s40279-022-01791-z. Online ahead of print.

This review discusses the utility of conducting intensified training periods with enlarged amounts of HIIT to enhance performance in elite football players during the late preparation phase and competitive season. The outcome depends on training composition and prescription-most notably, intensity and duration of bouts and recovery.