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Critical discussion of the injury process drawing on relative Literature

This essay will include a critical discussion of the injury process drawing on relative literature around the key issues or problems athletes face when returning to sport Followed by an exploration of sources of belief efficacy expectations and sources of confidence Finally two different intervention strategies which can be used in the return to competitive sport phase will be considered The Injury Process An injury is generally a distressing event where emotional and psychological reactions are produced These reactions are established by the individual's perceptions of loss Mcdonald Hardy 1990 The psychological responses to the injury can differ due to factors such as pain and limitation of movement ability to perform day to day tasks and the time that the athlete is not able to participate in sport Levy et al 2009 According to Evans et al 2000 there are three stages of recovery within the injury process 

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