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GillsMan's New Injuries Model

Bringing injuries in line with a more realistic model

By Updated on Nov 15, 2009   22797 views   3 comments
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Released: 15 Nov 2009

Author's note:

I have edited the injuries in FM10 to bring them in line with what I believe to be a more realistic model.

I've worked on tweaking the existing injuries, getting rid of some of the nonsensical ones, and adding loads more injuries. I've also tried to make the time out and chance of occurrence slightly more realistic. I also added more medical terms, but don't worry, the description of the injury is still in plain English - usually! So, for example, if you look at the injury league table, you may see terms such as "meniscus tear" and "ilio tibial band friction syndrome" and "proximal humeral fracture", but if you click on the player, you'll see that they have "a knee cartilage tear", "runner's knee" and "a broken upper arm".

There are now more injuries that have a higher chance of occurring, but only keep players out for 1-3 days, such as an inflammation of the knee. More serious injuries occur slightly less where I felt they occurred slightly too much in the game.

Some injuries have been reclassified, for example hernias are now groin injuries, rather than upper body injuries.

How to install:

To install this file, simply cut and paste the Injuries.xml file into your My Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2010/editor data.

You will need to start a new game for this to work.
When starting a new game ensure that this file is selected in the Data Editor Files section.

Some of the changes are listed below:

* The number of injuries has increased: from 79 in the original game up to 127 in this release of my injuries model.

* Medical names are added to the injuries which are visible when viewing the injury table (viewable by going to a particular league, clicking on Stats and choosing the Injury Table tab). For example, Facet's Syndrome is the medical name for back pain, patellofemoral pain syndrome is the medical name for anterior knee pain.

* Sprains and strains tend to have three stages/degrees to them: first degree (sometimes called stage one) strains are minor injuries, where a muscle or tendon has been pulled; second degree (sometimes called stage two) injuries are slighly more serious injuries where injections can't be used to get the player through a game. Third degree (sometimes called stage three) injuries refer to torn or ruptured muscles or ligaments. The injuries model reflects this. For example, you have a first degree hamstring strain (pulled hamstring), second degree hamstring strain and a third degree hamstring strain (torn hamstring).

* There are more injuries that put the player out for a shorter amount of time. So you may find you have a few more injuries during a match day, but you'll find that a lot of these injuries do not force the player off, and don't keep the player out for too long. So there are more dead legs, swollen knees, bruised calves, etc - representing the knocks that players accrue in a game, but don't necessarily keep the player out of the next game.

* There are now many more varieties of broken legs, knee injuries, wrist breakages, ankle problems and so on.

* Internal injuries have been largely untouched but swine flu has been added and, after much serious consideration, so has testicular cancer. In the game, this has the lowest possible chance of occurance (0.01) and can strike any player. Please see the Neil Harris Everyman Appeal for more information on this disease which can effect all of us (assuming we're all male).

* Many more changes and tweaks to each of the injuries.


Thanks to GillsMan for creating this!
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I started FM Scout for fun in the distant 2004. I'm proud of how this place has grown into a vibrant community and I try my best to improve it every year. Husband and father of two.

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Discussion: GillsMan's New Injuries Model

3 comments have been posted so far.

  • Jiyefuu's avatar
    so this thing reduces injuries? cos i dont wanna end up with 5 players 4 months out
  • dutchmilk's avatar
    one point for football 1000 points for knowledge cheers mate!:shock:):satisfied:zito
  • gooner4life's avatar
    this is crazy good man:) the people dont get as many long term injuries that piss me off!!
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