Table 6

Mechanisms of injuries sustained during competition and training

All injuriesCompetition injuriesTraining injuries
MechanismNo%No%No%
*Percentage totals may be subject to rounding errors associated with individual components.
†p<0.01 Different proportions between training and competition.
‡p<0.05 Different proportions between training and competition.
Running11431958916 540†26
Tackled9031574820 149†7
Other (non-contact)57292908 223†11
Tackling566944412 120†6
Twisting/turning48782436 241†12
Collision38363088 70†3
Stretching336621061236
Kicked28152186 60†3
Shooting25741003 156†8
Landing22741564703
Passing21341263844
Jumping1222702523
Other (contact)901511332
Falling631431191
Diving441130 31†2
Heading39130180
Use of elbow341281 6‡0
Hit by ball1905013†1
Dribbling804040
Throwing603030
Not specified23741013412
Total*603010037801012046100