Med Sci Sports Exerc 2021 Sep 20. Epub 2021 Sep 20.
School of Behavioural and Health Sciences, Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia Sports Performance, Recovery, Injury and New Techologies (SPRINT) Research Centre, Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia Vald Performance, Newstead, Queensland, Australia School of Health, Sport and Professional Practice, Faculty of Life Sciences and Education, University of South Wales, Treforest, United Kingdom School of Allied Health Sciences, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Queensland, Australia Griffith Centre for Biomedical and Rehabilitation Engineering, Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Purpose: To determine if eccentric knee flexor strength and biceps femoris long head (BFlh) fascicle length were associated with prospective HSI in professional Australian Football players, and if more frequent assessments of these variables altered the association with injury risk.
Methods: Across two competitive seasons, 311 Australian Football players (455 player seasons) had their eccentric knee flexor strength during the Nordic hamstring exercise and BFlh architecture assessed at the start and end of preseason and in the middle of the competitive season. Player age and injury history were also collected in preseason. Read More