Table 1

Description of variables used in data collection

Prior to PCEDirection of play before injury
Action of player before injury
Event in game prior to injury
During PCEWhether player had head contact
Area in soccer field that injury occurred
Time elapsed in game at time of injury
Team winning at time of injury
Mechanism of injury
Impact location
After PCEPrevious injury in game for player
Time of stoppage of play
Personnel assessing player
Description of assessment
Duration of assessment
External evidence of injury
Treatment received
Immediate observable effects of hit
Player placed on stretcher
Reaction of player to injury
Fouls/penalties given
Player removed from remainder of game
  • PCE, potential concussive event.