Author: HITG

HITG goes US!

FIFA has introduced a new research area, entitled “Long-term Health of Football Players” to evaluate potential health consequences of a professional football career. While exciting results of the first study of the HITG project conducted in Germany are currently being published, a second study has now been launched in cooperation with U.S. Soccer.

First Results – Physical Health

Does a football career have any long-term health consequences? And if yes, what are the consequences? What are potential risk factors? How can we minimize those risks? How does football impact overall quality of life and wellbeing in former elite players? Find out more about the first results of the Head in the Game project!

HITG @ Football Medicine Conference

The 25th Football Medicine Strategies Conference entitled ‘Return to Play’ took place in April at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center in London. Over 2000 participants from 89 countries attended. The Head in the Game team was represented by Professor Jiří Dvořák, Professor Astrid Junge and Annika Prien, who was invited to speak about the first results of the study.