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Br J Sports Med. 2011 Dec;45(15):1243-5. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2011-090024. Epub 2011 Sep 22.

Injury surveillance during the 2010 IRB Women's Rugby World Cup.

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  • 1Centre for Sports Medicine, University of Nottingham, C Floor, West Block, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK. aileentaylor68@hotmail.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess and evaluate injuries sustained during the 2010 Women's Rugby World Cup.

DESIGN:

Prospective, cohort.

PARTICIPANTS:

285 women rugby players.

RESULTS:

Incidence of match injury was 35.5/1000 player-hours; mean severity was 55.0 days and median severity 9 days. Only one training injury was reported. Knee-ligament injuries were the most common (15%) and resulted in most days lost (43%). The tackle was the cause of most injuries.

CONCLUSIONS:

The risk of injury in international rugby is significantly lower for women than for men. Further research is required to assess knee-ligament injuries in women's rugby.

PMID:
21947815
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