Background:The 5-a-side Football sports practice can predispose to the development of lesions in their visually impaired athletes. Therefore, this study aimed to characterize the
prevalence, verify the average injury and affected body segments, besides analyzing gravity and to demonstrate the main event which causes injuries in athletes with visual impairment who are members
of the Brazilian Paralympic 5-a-side football team. This study is a descriptive research that the male participants are ranked on B1 class (for footballers who are completely blind) and athletes on a
high performance level. As a main source of data acquirement an interview was conducted by the technical team.
Methods: The data collection instrument was a SIPPS - Sports Injury Protocol Paralympic SportWas apliedThis data was analyzed quantitatively using descriptive statistics.
Results:The result showed all the lesions were mainly to the player’s lower leg segment (57.1 %) pubis (28.6%) and knee (14.3 %). Among the types of injuries that were found: two
(28.6%) muscle stretches with recovery time exceeding 21 days, two (28.6%) pubalgys (recovery time exceeding 21 days) two (28.6%) periostitis of the tibialis without need of removing the athlete from
his activity routine, and one ( 14.3%) injury, with removing the athlete for seven days. From the data, it was found that there was only one recurrence injury. Three (60%) out of five athletes (100%)
were injured during the match at the ‘kick’ moment. Therefore, it was taken as the most evident mechanism of injury overload (57%). We can say that the most severe injury was the pubalgy, since it has
became an inflammation caused by overload and which requires resting periods up to 21 days.
Conclusions: It is believed that the rules of the 5-a-side Football, such as, the using of safety equipments (blindfolds, head protection, body protection like the use of leggings
and anklets and a shield for the face region), the help and guidance of the leader of auditory perception training, caller and technical corroborate for the process of prevention of sports injuries in
order to avoid direct trauma. Due to the sport evolution, the level of competitiveness and its popularity have been increased, this way, the athletes are subjected to rigorous training, which carries
increased burden of demand and can raise the risk of injury mainly in competition periods. In order to identify overload indicators, it is critical to have an evaluation, control process in place as
well as monitoring (physiological, biochemical, immunological and psychological variables) periodically in order to identify and correct and readjust the training if necessary.