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Are we currently underestimating the risk of scrum-related neck injuries in rugby union front-row players?

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  • James C Brown UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Mike I Lambert UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Sharief Hendricks UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Clint Readhead South African Rugby Union (SARU), Cape Town, South Africa PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Evert Verhagen Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Nicholas Burger UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Wayne Viljoen South African Rugby Union (SARU), Cape Town, South Africa PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  1. Correspondence to James C Brown, UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town 7700, South Africa; jamesbrown06{at}gmail.com
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Brown JC, Lambert MI, Hendricks S, et al
Are we currently underestimating the risk of scrum-related neck injuries in rugby union front-row players?

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  • Accepted March 12, 2014
  • First published April 10, 2014.
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June 26, 2014

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