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Methods for injury surveillance in international cricket
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    Authors reply: Defining a cricket injury
    • John Orchard, Doctor of Medicine, MD
    • Other Contributors:
      • David Newman, Richard Stretch, Warren Frost, Akshai Mansingh, Andrew Leipus.

    Dear Editor,

    We thank Mitchell and Hayen for their criticisms of our consensus definition of cricket injuries. We agree that our “injury” definition is based on maintenance of high level function (i.e., ability to continue playing at elite level) rather than physical tissue damage. We accept that this introduces a certain bias into the definition, namely that some players may be able to continue to play with a cert...

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    Defining a cricket injury
    • Rebecca Mitchell, Research Assistant
    • Other Contributors:
      • Andrew Hayen, NSW Injury Risk Management Research Centre, University of New South Wales

    Dear Editor,

    While Orchard and colleagues[1,2] should be congratulated for their attempt at developing an international consensus on the definition of a cricket-related injury, a broader look at the literature on definitions of injury might have provided a more robust definition of a cricket injury.

    Orchard et al.[1, 2] define a cricket injury (or significant injury) as “any injury or other medical conditio...

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