Table 10

Practical examples of how to calculate time loss

CaseTime loss (days)
A college volleyball player is substituted from a match due to injury, but returns to compete in another match later the same day0
A cyclist interrupts a training session due to mild diarrhoea, and resumes normal training the following day0
A hockey player strains her hamstring during a training session on a Monday and returns to normal training on Monday of the following week.6
A recreational-level cricket player injures his shoulder during a match on a Saturday. His shoulder is stiff and painful for 2 days following the match (Sunday and Monday). The team only trains once per week, every Thursday, but the player feels he would have been able to train normally had training been on Tuesday instead2
‘Delayed’ time loss: Sunday injury, thigh contusion, able to train on Monday and Tuesday but unable to train on Wednesday and returns on Sunday (time loss starts on Wednesday even though the injury was on Sunday).3
‘Intermittent’ time loss: boy with Osgood-Schlatter disease that gets reported at the start of a training camp on Monday. The player may train fully on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, but miss training on Wednesday and Friday (time loss counted as Wednesday and Friday only)2