Oakland Raiders: Can Strength and Conditioning Help Minimize Injuries?

August 25, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Sometimes things just happen and there is nothing you can do about it. Already during preseason, the headlines highlight the injuries and fatigue issues with some of the Oakland Raiders. Could the frequency of fatigue and injuries be minimized, possibly, by better strength and conditioning training?
Looking at the data for 2009, it is evident that the first part of the season had a higher incidence of injuries than the latter part.
Here is a chart for 2009. It seems that no injuries were reported during week nine and week 12.
1. In 2009 the peak level of injuries occurred near weeks seven and eight.
2. Using regression analysis or least squares fit, a negative slope is evident. This means that the number of injuries tended to decline overall during the 2009 season.
One thing that would give us more understanding of the injury report would be to calculate this same curve on the other teams and to compare the data.
That analysis may be pres...

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