Already, the world's professionals in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of post-accident injuries seem to be asking themselves: are we overcoming the challenge of putting injured players back on the pitch and restoring the degree of competitive efficiency they had before the trauma? This is no small matter if we consider that a UEFA study presented to the Congress shows that from 2001 until today, with appreciable progress in the field of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation, the total risk of injury to football players, monitored by 50 teams from 18 European countries, has remained substantially unchanged.
Number and types of accidents: a study
- the total risk of accidents has not changed over the past sixteen years (the latest figures are for 2017);
- the number of muscle injuries that each team can expect is fifteen per year;
- injury to the ankle ligaments is reduced by thirty percent;
- injuries to the flexor muscles of the knee have increased by four percent and are expected to double in the future.
Just in those years, began a partnership between the Rossoneri and Technogym: if today it may seem normal that a Serie A club has a full gym available to their athletes, for those times was - indeed - a revolution.
Technogym at the side of the main elite football teams
The Russian National Team and the Brazilian Seleçao have chosen their own Technogym to support the athletic preparation of their champions. Technogym has made available its many years of experience in top-level international sport, becoming the Official Supplier of the two national football teams.