Injury risk in Professional football is high. Based on the Norwegian long-term injury surveillence system in Professional football, elite players can be monitored over years and injury trends can be identified.
The aim of this study was to monitor injury incidence and pattern in Norwegian male professional football over 6 consecutive seasons and compare the risk of injury between the preseason and competitive season.
The present study will include data from 2002 throughout the 2007 season (January through October/November). All time loss injuries will be recorded by the medical staff of each club.
This study will help us detecting possible changes in the risk of training and overuse injuries or any difference between the preseason and competitive season.