Why health check required on Player transfer, How?

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 | 0

‘The contract is final, now waiting for medical care’. The European Club Football is very familiar with the transfer market. In the process of transfer, the money is settled by two club consensus, the player himself is satisfied with his wages, and his agents are getting financial dividends; But the contract is not ripe! The last step of the transfer is still left. Medical examination is the last ‘test’, where you will see only the face of the light when it comes to the contract, or not.


Players change for two consecutive terms a year. This season of transfer is different in each country. As in pre-season transfers in England, 9 June to 31 August. Apart from this, the transfer window opens for a short time in the middle of the season, in English football. From 1 January to 31 January. In France, Germany, Italy and Spain, the pre-season transfer expires from 1 June to 31 August, middle of the season transfer window open till 1 January to February 2. However, the players in the two transfer windows are switched. The club that is buying the player, the player is given to the club on health check.
Considering the commercial aspects of football, the fact of being invested on it is that it is very natural to check physical fitness. That means the club wants to see the physical condition of the players being bought. If the invested money does not fall into the water, then it is seen whether the player has suffered from the injury. In a ‘closed door’ test, a player has to go through a series of tests in front of doctors and physiologists. The player is, however, different tests according to which position. Do not test all clubs again in the same way. There may be differences between the clubs. Tottenham Hotspur’s former medical team chief Charlotte Koe said that the first step of the player is to see the history of past health checks. In this case, the players are usually asked some questions and some tests have been done by the Fijians. Then MRE scans, X-rays and skeletal tests were also done. Although the results of these tests are positive, there are some more tests done in the field. The fitness of the player’s lungs and heart and the ability of the muscles to expand.
Kei further said that footballers generally tend to have lower tendency to knee down. Apart from this, they are getting hurt in the waist and groin. These places are tested very well. The player is seen to be hiding in any of these cases, and he is also investigated. In the investigation, the information was collected by contacting his previous club.
Lab tests are the last step for the players’ health test. In the 2014 World Cup, England’s medical staff Steve Kemp said the lab tests were tested first in the lab test. In this case, the ‘ischinetics’ machine is measured in its body by measuring the power of the feet. When running, more energy is being exercised on certain legs, it is also seen. If more strength is applied to certain legs, then the player is more likely to get injured. The next step in the Lab test is the VO-2 Max Test. In this examination, an inhaler is bowled in front of the player, in view of his ability to take oxygen and carbon emissions. After that, the lab table was found by examining every junction of his body while lying on the player. In this context, Steve Kemp said, “We examine his ankle, knees, feet, waist and spine, it is more important for goalkeepers.”
When the players go to these tests, the doctor’s job is to send reports to the team coach about the results of these tests. These reports are usually few hundred pages. There are exceptions in some cases. Kemp said, “It is very important to collect as much information as possible from the players. It is a continuous process to sustain the club’s investment.

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This is Toqui Tahmid a webmaster and sports reporter at Tsmplug



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