High Academic Stress Linked to Increased Illness, Injuries among College Football Players
Starting players more likely to get hurt during test weeks than training camp
Bryan Mann and his colleagues found college football players are more likely to experience injuries during test weeks than during training camp.
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Story posted: Aug. 03, 2015
By: Jesslyn Chew
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Coaches and trainers strive to keep their players healthy so they can perform at their maximum potentials. Injury restrictions, or limits on athletes’ physical activity due to illnesses or injuries, can keep athletes on the bench for a game or even an entire season. Now, University of Missouri researchers have found college football players are more likely to experience injuries during test weeks than during training camp. The effects of academic stress on injury occurrences are even more pronounced among starting players, the researchers found.