Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)


Physical Education

First Advisor

Ethel Mae Hill


The interest in football injuries has increased with the increased enthusiasm for the sport. The coach is finding it more and more important to have all of his players in the best possible condition to withstand the terrific strain under which they must compete. The public wants to see a well played, exciting game, but the days of brutality seem to be vanishing. The average fan would rather see the best players play in the game than to have them sit on the bench in plaster casts.

This has led to a series of quite wide-spread investigations dealing with the problem during the past few seasons. The results, while not final, seem to show that a large percentage of the injuries are preventable. If this is true, further research will certainly be worthwhile.

The inspiration for this present investigation came as a result of thirteen years' experience as trainer for athletic teams. During this period most of the games were played by a small squad, frequently further reduced by injuries. It is natural, then, to endeavor to discover hew to strengthen the squads by a study of the causes and treatment of these injuries.





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