UEFA Woman Elite Club Injury Study Report 2019/20
The Women´s Elite Club Injury Study ( W E C I S ) was initiated by Football Research
Group (FRG) and is from the season 2018-19 funded and supported by UEFA
The report is divided into nine sections, with data on exposure, general injuries, training injuries, match injuries, severe injuries, muscle injuries, ligament injuries, re-injuries, and squad attendance/availability and absence. These sections contain data of the 2019/20 season from your club in comparison with other participating clubs described as means of the whole study period as well as specifically for each month (July-March). The injury sections are generally split into four sub-sections:
• Injury patterns: the relative distribution of injuries of this kind, looking at injury location, type, overuse/trauma, contact/non-contact, severity and re-injury rate.
• Injury rate: the number of injuries of this kind relative to exposure time, allowing the individual injury rate to be evaluated. Injury rate is expressed as the number ofinjuries/1,000 hours of exposure. • Days’ absence: the mean number of days lost because of injuries of this kind.
• Injury burden: a combined measure of the frequency (injury rate) and severity (days´ absence) of injuries of this kind giving the burden of injury for the player and the consequences for the team. Injury burden is expressed as the number of days of absence/1,000 hours of exposure. Example: Team A with 10 injuries in 5,000 hours, each resulting in an absence of 10 days on average, has an injury burden of 20 days/1,000 hours. Team B with 20 injuries in 5,000 hours, each resulting in an absence of 5 days on average, also has an injury burden of 20 days/1,000 hours.