Research Impact: There has been a recent increase in research examining training load as a method of mitigating injury risk due to its known detrimental effects on player welfare and team performance. The acute:chronic workload ratio (ACWR) takes into account the current training load (acute) and the training load that an athlete has been prepared for (chronic). This systematic review investigated, and subsequently found support for, the association between the ACWR and non-contact injuries and its use as a valuable tool for monitoring training load as part of a larger scale multifaceted monitoring system that includes other proven methods.
Griffin, A., Kenny, I. C., Comyns, T. M., & Lyons, M. (2019). The Association Between the Acute: Chronic Workload Ratio and Injury and its Application in Team Sports: A Systematic Review. Sports Medicine. doi:10.1007/s40279-019-01218-2 (IF 7.867, Q1, 3/81)