Incidence of injury in indoor soccer

Am J Sports Med. May-Jun 1994;22(3):364-71. doi: 10.1177/036354659402200312.

Abstract

All injuries occurring over a 7-week period at a local indoor soccer arena were documented for analysis of incidence rates. All injury rates were calculated per 100 player-hours. The overall injury rates for male and female players were similar, 5.04 and 5.03, respectively. The lowest injury rate was found among the 19- to 24-year-old athletes and the highest injury rate was found among the oldest age group (> or = 25 years). Collision with another player was the most common activity at the time of injury, accounting for 31% of all injuries. The most common injury types were sprains and muscle contusions, both occurring at a rate of 1.1 injuries per 100 player-hours. Male players suffered a significantly higher rate of ankle ligament injuries compared with female players (1.24 versus 0.43, P < 0.05), while female players suffered a significantly higher rate of knee ligament injuries (0.87 versus 0.29, P < 0.01). Goalkeepers had injury rates (4.2) similar to players in nongoalkeeper positions (4.5).

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Ankle Injuries / epidemiology
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries
  • Child
  • Contusions / epidemiology
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Finger Injuries / epidemiology
  • Fractures, Bone / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Knee Injuries / epidemiology
  • Ligaments, Articular / injuries
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Muscles / injuries
  • Ohio / epidemiology
  • Sex Factors
  • Soccer / injuries*
  • Wounds and Injuries / epidemiology