oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Sports safety: Sources of injury in soccer and rugby differ
|Article Title||Sports safety: Sources of injury in soccer and rugby differ|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Publication Date||Mar 1996|
|Pages||13 - 14|
|Keyword(s)||Accidental death, Ankle joint, Calcaneofibular, Contact sports, Contusions, Eversion, Femur fractures, Forced external rotation, Head injuries, Inversion, Maxillofacial fractures, Posterior talofibular ligaments, Pulled muscles, Rate of injuries, Ruptured ligaments, Strains and Torn menisci|
Much has been written and said recently about the problems of rugby injuries. The extent of the problem is revealed by a comparison with injuries incurred during soccer matches which are shown to be less serious. A review of the literature also demonstrates differing sites of injury.
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