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Korean J Sports Med. 2013 Jun;31(1):20-25. Korean.
Published online June 05, 2013.
Copyright © 2013 The Korean Society of Sports Medicine
A Study on Video Analysis of Sports Injuries and Management in Korean Professional Football
Sang-Hoon Kim
Korea National Sport University, Seoul, Korea.

Correspondence: Sang-Hoon Kim. Korea National Sport University, 1239 Yangjae, Songpa-gu, Seoul 138-763, Korea. Tel: +82-2-3394-5536, Fax: +82-2-416-8105, Email:
Received April 05, 2013; Revised May 07, 2013; Accepted May 09, 2013.

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This study describes the characteristics of injuries and high risk situation in the Korean professional soccer matches using the video analysis. Video analysis is a video based method describing incidents and injuries that may result in an injury using 19 variables and categories modified from the soccer matches. During the 2012 season K-league, video files from 60 matches in the Korean professional soccer matches were reviewed. Injuries and Incidents were recorded when the match was interrupted by the referee because of a suspected injury. As results, 201 incidents were recorded in 60 matches. The most injured body part was ankle. The majority of the injury risk incidents occurred during receiving the ball and heading. Midfielders appeared to be at greater risk than others and most incidents and injuries occurred during breakdown attacks and when a player was involved in duels. Also, improved ball handling skill (especially 1st touching the ball) may reduce the incidents and injuries.

Keywords: Soccer; Injury; Sports; Football


Fig. 1
Zone of the playing field. The defensive zone is defined as the defending third of the field (D1/3), midfield 1 is the first half of the middle third (M1), and midfield 2 is the second half of the middle third (M2). The attacking zone is the attacking third (1/3), and the score box is the zone between the prolongation of the short sides of the penalty area until the half way line between the 16 m line and the line dividing attacking and middle thirds (SB).
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Fig. 2
Anatomical region of sports injury.
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Fig. 3
(A) The results of analysis. (B) The results of analysis.
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