Table 5

Innovative or lateral thinking: KW tests for injury burden, incidence of severe injuries, attendance at training and availability for matches across low, moderate and high groups

Moderate (n=16)High
p Value
Injury burden*147.9113.8109.50.318
Incidence of severe injuries†
Attendance at training (%)81.385.385.30.033
Availability for matches (%)86.389.288.50.202
  • *Number of severe injuries (causing more than 28 days of absence from training and matches) per 1000 hours of exposure ((Σ severe injuries/Σ hours of exposure) × 1000).

  • †Number of days of absence per 1000 hours of exposure (Σ days of absence/Σ hours of exposure × 1000).

  • KW, Kruskal-Wallis.