As we finalise data collection in Germany, the HITG project goes west – to the Netherlands. With ambassador Leonne Stentler, former Dutch national team player, and the VU University medical centre as our partners, we are excited to tackle our next and final data collection phase.
We are excited to announce the launch of our questionnaire study in the USA. Moreover, our partner U.S. Soccer has just released a campaign on concussion awareness. It highlights the importance of detecting concussions and managing return to play.
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.