The incidence and nature of injuries in South African rugby players in the rugby Super 12 competition.

@article{Holtzhausen2006TheIA,
  title={The incidence and nature of injuries in South African rugby players in the rugby Super 12 competition.},
  author={Louis J Holtzhausen and M P Schwellnus and Ismail Jakoet and Albertus Pretorius},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={2006},
  volume={96 12},
  pages={1260-5}
}
BACKGROUND There are sparse scientific data concerning the aetiology and incidence of injuries in the Super 12 rugby competition. Aim. The aim of the study was to document the incidence, nature and risk factors associated with injuries during a Super 12 rugby competition. METHODS Injuries, defined as injuries preventing playing or training, or requiring medical treatment, were recorded in a cohort of 75 South African Super 12 players over one season. Injury severity was graded according to… CONTINUE READING

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