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Will the new field hockey rules lead to more injuries?
  1. Mark A Tully
  1. Department of General Practice, Dunluce Health Centre, 1 Dunluce Avenue, Belfast BT9 7HR, Northern Ireland;

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    On 1 January 2003, the International Hockey Federation introduced a mandatory experimental amendment to the rules pertaining to the taking of short corners. The new rule now reads “Penalty corner: no shot at goal shall be made until the ball has travelled outside the circle”.1 This change means it will no longer be necessary for attackers to stop the ball before taking a shot …

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