Collecting individual player exposure provides a valuable insight into the injury incidence of your football club. Standard literature will define injury incidence of the number of injuries thousand hours of gameplay. For all football matches, that do not go into extra time, the total exposure is recorded as 11 multiplied by 90mins – or 990 minutes. If you are not collecting accurate exposure data then you will not be able to calculate your injury incidence. At Benchmark54 we provide a very quick and easy way to track all player exposure and calculate injury incident automatically.
Injury Audit in Football
How many days as your team lost to injuries this season? How many of those injuries where new injuries? How you injury rates compare with this time last year and added you injury incidents compare with that in the published literature? How does your incidence of injury, vary throughout the season?
If you do not know the answer to these questions, then chances are you’re not auditing your medical practice. The question then becomes, if you do not know where the problems are how do you allocate resources to tackle them? Are you simply reacting to your players or are you proactive with your injury prevention strategies?