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Teeth and occlusal problems of male elite soccer players: risk factor for re-injury?

Injuries in male elite soccer players are not uncommon. One study indicated that, on average, one injury occurs every 106 hours of sports-related activity (Waldén et al., 2005). Another study reported that 65 to 95% of these players had at least one injury every year (Hägglund, 2007). Most injuries are non-contact injuries (e.g. Hawkins, Hulse, Wilkinson et al., 2001). Most (re)injuries in elite soccer occur in the last 15 minutes of the first and the second half (e.g. Hawkins & Fuller, 1999).

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