The purpose of this investigation was to determine the most common cricket injuries and to make recommendations in an attempt to reduce the number of injuries. The survey population consisted of 92 players who had played first class cricket during the 1987/88 season. One hundred and ninety-three serious and 73 less serious cricket injuries, which had occurred throughout these players' careers, were recorded. Twenty percent of the serious injuries were to the head, neck and face, 32% to the upper limbs, 18% to the back and trunk, and 30% to the lower limbs.
Professional soccer is the most popular spectator sport among Africans in Southern Africa. In the last two years most professional teams in South Africa have become multiracial. This has given the opportunity to medical practitioners interested in sports medicines to examine and treat African professional soccer players.
The literature on ankle taping is reviewed, and arguments for and against taping ankles are discussed. Subjective studies of athletes using tape prophylactically and patients using tape during rehabilitation, indicates that of the commercially available tapes, Elastic adhesive bandage, or more commonly called white elastoplast, is found to be both most comfortable, and to give the feeling of the most support.