Driven mad! Barnsley boss Hill probes players' cars in bid to solve injury riddle
15:44 GMT, 31 August 2012
Barsnley manager Keith Hill is being driven so mad by his team's injury crisis that he has checked the cars they are driving.
Hill will be without 11 players for the second weekend running at home to Bristol City and has had just 12 senior players in training this week.
Hill said: 'To legislate for the type of injuries we’ve got, you must have really seriously good finances, which unfortunately we haven’t got.
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'We’ve looked at every possible reason for the injuries. We’ve even gone so far to look at the type of car the players are driving and the distance they are travelling each day.
'Especially for those with hamstring problems where we’ve sought advice from sports science departments at Premier League clubs and they are coming up with types of cars for hamstring injuries and seating positions for the duration of the journey.
'We’ve been assured everything we’ve been doing on the training pitch is correct and we just can’t find the reason why we are picking up so many injures other than the possibility of travelling and the type of car they are driving.'
Driven mad: Barnsley boss Keith Hill is desperate to find a solution to his club's injury problems