Injury and illness can reduce an athletes chance of success by seven times that of a player who completes training schedules uninterrupted. We took a closer look at the research and summarised key points in this infographic.

injury and illness: success infographic

You can read the full paper here:

Performance success or failure is influenced by weeks lost to injury and illness in elite Australian track and field athletes: A 5-year prospective study. Raysmith BP, Drew MK.