oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Cervical spine injuries: The high rugby tackle a continuing menace

Volume 11, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



Rugby injuries to the cervical spine and spinal cord have recently been the cause of considerable controversy. There has been a notable increase in the incidence of these serious injuries during the last few years, not only in South Africa but also in Great Britain. New Zealand and Australia. Rugby is a fast moving contact sport, therefore it is impossible to avoid some accidents.

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