Comparison of Injuries in American Collegiate Football and Club Rugby

  title={Comparison of Injuries in American Collegiate Football and Club Rugby},
  author={Nienke W. Willigenburg and James R. Borchers and Richard Quincy and Christopher C. Kaeding and Timothy E. Hewett},
  journal={The American Journal of Sports Medicine},
  pages={753 - 760}
Background: American football and rugby players are at substantial risk of injury because of the full-contact nature of these sports. Methodological differences between previous epidemiological studies hamper an accurate comparison of injury rates between American football and rugby. Purpose: To directly compare injury rates in American collegiate football and rugby, specified by location, type, mechanism, and severity of injury, as reported by licensed medical professionals. Study Design… 

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