oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Injuries to South African cricketers playing at first-class level
|Article Title||Injuries to South African cricketers playing at first-class level|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Human Movement Studies, University of Fort Hare|
|Publication Date||Mar 1997|
|Pages||3 - 5|
|Keyword(s)||""Thrower's shoulder"", Acute pneumomediastinum, Articular surface cartilage, Batting, Bilateral pneumothoraces, Contusions, Equipment, Facial, Fielding, Growth cartilage of knee, Hamstring muscles, Head, Hit by ball, Impact injuries, Lacerations, Ligaments, Neck, Nose bleeds, Ocular injuries, Over-use, Practising, Quadriceps, Repetitive movements, Stress fractures and Training|
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.
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