Bone stress injuries (BSI) are common and debilitating in both athletes and other physically active populations. BSI occur as a result of repetitive loading rather than a single direct force. These injuries appear gradually or abruptly, and include both stress fractures and stress reactions. In basketball, BSI can impair performance, limit playing time, and disrupt a career.
All qualifying applications will undergo a two-stage review process. The first stage will consist of a confidential scientific peer review. All members of the peer review panel will be bound by a signed nondisclosure agreement, ensuring that information in the applications and evaluation process will not be disclosed outside of the collaboration.
This review will focus on the scientific merit of the proposed research. The applications will be scored on the following criteria, all of equal importance: