The nature and circumstances of tackle injuries in rugby union.

  title={The nature and circumstances of tackle injuries in rugby union.},
  author={Barry D. Wilson and Ken L Quarrie and Peter D. Milburn and David John Chalmers},
  journal={Journal of science and medicine in sport},
  volume={2 2},
This study describes the nature and circumstances of injury occurring in rugby union tackles (33% of 569 injury events) using data from the Rugby Injury and Performance Project (RIPP) and provides supplementary information on the nature of tackles involving injury from analysis of videotape of tackle injury events. The most common tackle injuries in the RIPP data were sprains/strains (41%) followed by haematomas/bruising (26%). The most frequently injured body sites were the head/neck/face (22… CONTINUE READING

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