Statistics and science aren't the same thing. Moreover, statisticians aren't fortune tellers, yet we continue to treat them as if they are. It's time to stop.
Soccer goalies usually dive to their left or right during a penalty kick. That's despite the fact that the statistically-best option is to stand in the middle of the goal. So why don't they? Because there is a strong bias toward "doing something."
Researchers in England say they're the first to "monitor injury risk using the GPS technology used to track players' speed and acceleration" in soccer. The overarching concept is that if a correlation can be made between the amount of sprinting players do, and the related injuries they sustain, then practices can be altered to reduce injurious situations.