Injuries are influenced by:
- Player injury susceptibility
- Training workload
- Match workload
- Injury history/recurring injuries
- Match Sharpness
The Medical Centre will feedback to you on each player’s injury risk. The above factors all combine to give a player his Overall Risk, when this becomes High or Very High you should look to address the above in order to lessen this risk, especially in players particularly susceptible to injury. The main factor contributing to a player’s heightened risk will be referenced, for example “Team training focus”. Whilst in the short term a heightened injury risk can be acceptable and even preferable in order for optimum training development, over the longer term it is not recommended.
Some players are simply more injury prone than others, or have a number of recurring injuries. See a player’s Injury Susceptibility for some insight into this.
Pre-season is also a vital part of the season, especially when it comes to building up your players’ Condition and Match Sharpness in order to avoid an early season injury crisis.