all on turf results in 40% more knee injuries in college football players than when played on grass. This finding has been published in American Journal of Sports Medicine, online on April 5.
The study was done to analyse the tears to the anterior cruciate ligament reported in National Collegiate Athletic Association Injury Surveillance System men’s football ACL injury database from the playing seasons of 2004-2005 through 2008-2009.
The other findings of the study are the players get more injuries in the actual game and scrimmages than practice.
The authors though have recommended to confirm the finding of more injuries on turf than grass. [Read more...]