oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Cricket: Sports injuries encountered on a five week international cricket tour
|Article Title||Cricket: Sports injuries encountered on a five week international cricket tour|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Bio-energetics of Exercise Research Unit, Medical School, University of Cape Town, Observatory|
|Publication Date||Jul 1999|
|Pages||10 - 15|
|Keyword(s)||Cybex, Cycle ergometer, Exercise, Extensor retinaculum, Measurement of oxygen, Muscle injuries, Neural injuries, Non-acidic anti-inflammatories, Physical fitness examination, Physiotherapy treatment, Running speed test, Tendon injuries and Training|
The injuries incurred by 16 international cricketers while on a 5 week tour have been recorded. The physiotherapy treatment for these injuries has also been briefly noted. The purpose of this article is to make the medical team managing a cricket team (or any touring sports team) more aware of the type and extent of common injuries to be expected on a tour. It was concluded that it is important to thoroughly screen each player before undertaking any tours of this nature to identify either present or past injuries. Therefore, a treatment / training programme for the players, with the aim of minimising the possibility of re-injury while on tour, can be advised.
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