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Football is a popular sport played throughout the world with many participants, this is important to bear in mind as a background to discussions about the occurrence of football injuries in different situations.

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Football is a popular sport played throughout the world with many participants, this is important to bear in mind as a background to discussions about the occurrence of football injuries in different situations. According to the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) there are around 200 million licensed players today in a total of 186 countries. Within the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) there are 51 countries represented by over 22 million players (nearly 21 million men and over 1.3 million women) (Jennifer, 2001). Many studies have been carried out on the risk of injury in the game of football. These studies provide us with an idea of the more serious
injuries and the pressure they represent on the resources of the community, but they only record the number of players injured, and not the number exposed to the risk
of injury. In recent years, an injury has been defined as any injury a player has incurred in any football-related activity which has caused absence from training or from a match. These studies provide us with an idea of the risk of injury to the individual player and for the team, since they take into consideration the exposure to football and record injuries per 1000 hours of football activity which also provides valuable background information for preventive measures.AIM: To demonstrate an understanding of the injury and injury management including the process of enhancing the healing process in the early stages of rehabilitation in order to make the players optimally fit at an earlier stage ...
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