Table 1

Injuries managed with local anaesthetic

CategoryNumber with painkilling local injections usedMean number of games using injection per injuryNumber where injection was used while a game was in progressNumber with only topical painkiller usedNumber with any local painkiller used
Rib injuries333.512942
Iliac crest haematomas322.324133
Acromioclavicular joint injuries275.714128
Finger injuries (digits 2–5)252.49025
Thumb injuries174.33219
Ankle injuries212.06223
Metacarpal injuries72.7207
Sternum injuries62.7328
Toe phalangeal injuries (digits 2–5)52.4116
Prepatellar bursitis42.8115
Other injuries442.0112872
All injuries2213.38647268