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Letters Elite schoolboy footballers

Maturity needs further study

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 07 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1373
  1. Alexandre Palma, professor1
  1. 1Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rua Carlos Chagas Filho, 540, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 21941-599
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    Johnson and colleagues’ paper helps to elucidate the role of biological age and maturity on injuries among elite schoolboy English footballers.1

    Pressure to produce new players is common and entails financial interests. However, the performance demands made …

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