The Allsvenskan would have kicked off in April, but due to the corona pandemic, the premiere will be tomorrow. The virus also causes several things to be different this season.
It will be a tight game schedule for the team. It can cause more damage.
- Generally it is. If there are more matches, there will be more injuries. The question is whether it will also lead to more congestion injuries, such as muscle breakdowns and so on. It will be important for us in the medical team to parry it, to have good communication with the coaches and the players. We want to capture as many allegations as possible, says Elfsborg's teammate Matilda Lundblad.
- It will obviously be an advantage for the teams that have a wide squad."That's when the damage happens"
Playing without an audience becomes financially noticeable to the clubs. But it can be positive from an injury standpoint given that players do not get the same adrenaline rush.
- I think that can be positive. In terms of load, and when it comes to injury risk, I would say that it is positive. The players can go in more and focus, and not have any adrenaline moment that comes into play, says Matilda Lundblad.
- The adrenaline rush during the match makes you work harder. The last quarter, in both halves, you can get tired of the head and tired of the muscles. That's when the damage happens. If you do not get the adrenaline rush the same way during a match, it could, in theory, lead to fewer injuries. You can be more alert in your head and body during a whole match.
Statistics from the Bundesliga show that there has been more damage in the league after the virus outbreak - 0.27 against 0.69.
- I saw the article. I have not looked at these statistics, but I think it is likely that we will get more muscle injuries in the Swede. Then if the audience aspect can cause fewer injuries, while the medical team is on their toes, then maybe that curve can even flatten out.