In modern rugby, the spine is subjected to great physical pressure. Indeed there are more and more impacts involving axial loading and radial torque especially on the cervical spine but also on the lumbar spine. The players have become larger, the game faster, with more sequences and less recovery time .We can distinguish acute spinal injuries but also chronic and overuse injuries. We present here the case of a 32 year old international professional rugbyman playing in a Championship level French team, who presented a stress fracture of the right pars interarticularis of L5.
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