Having worked with EPL clubs over the last 12 months, it's interesting to discover that injuries cost the clubs £270 million last season.
This works out to an average cost of £13.5 million per Premier League club with Arsenal and Newcastle both registering expenses in excess of £20 million. On the other hand winners Chelsea suffered the lowest injury related costs, totalling only £5.8 million.
UEFA have devised a new formula to calibrate this and it's based on the monthly cost of the injured player. The medical treatment costs, insurance premiums and wages earned by injured players and the financial implication of playing with a weaker team are all included in this calculation.
This method of calculation now places extra focus on all the medical teams as the clubs with the least injuries usually end up on top of the ladder.
FIFA, through its FIFA 11+ programme and F – MARC (Medical Assessment and Research Centre) are supplying substantial resources for the prevention of injuries caused by playing football.
For example the F- MARC medical manual documents that groin and pelvic injuries relate to 20% of all muscle strain injuries in football. Football qualifies as the most popular sport in the world with (according to FIFA) 270 million registered football players and with 54 million afflicted with this most common type of injury.
Accelerate Injury Recovery
Already adopted by many leading EPL clubs and players, Supacore's unique patented compression technology has been proven to help prevent injury and speed up player recovery. This is achieved by it’s Coretech waistband technology, engineered body mapping and seamless knitting method.
Read what Matthew May, Head of Medical Services, Queens Park Rangers FC says about Supacore:
“We have been using Supacore’s patented Coretech compression for the last year now and it has become an integral adjunct to our management of lumbopelvic dysfunctions, and pelvic overload syndromes.
"We have been pleased with how it effectively reduces the loss of training time and match play through its external compression, as well as providing support allowing early progressive rehabilitative programs”.
“We are also pleased with the recovery compression garments, with many players reporting reduction in DOMS and fatigue post matches thus reducing player recovery time”
If injury prevention is a priority for your club, you need to use Supacore.