Injury prevention programs: facts and figures for decision-makers
Injuries cost athletes and sports teams both time and money. Yet, investment in injury prevention remains the ultimate grudge purchase in the sporting world. Team managers view injury prevention as unexciting, time-consuming, and undependable. However, it is something of a taboo to forsake injury prevention efforts altogether. As a result, many athletes and organizations go through the motions of injury prevention fairly aimlessly. They lack clear expectations regarding an appropriate investment and what sort of return to expect on that investment.
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