Table 3

Nature of injuries sustained during pre and in season periods

Nature of injuryAll injuriesPreseason injuriesIn season injuries
*p<0.05 Different proportions between pre and in season.
**p<0.01 Different proportions between pre and in season.
†Percentage totals may be subject to rounding errors associated with individual components.
Muscle rupture/strain2217 (37) 381 (37)1836 (37)
Ligamentous sprain/rupture1152 (19) 194 (19) 958 (19)
Other 547 (9) 100 (11) 447 (8)
Muscular contusion 418 (7) 53* (5) 365 (7)
Tissue bruising 349 (6) 43* (4) 306 (6)
Fracture/dislocation 333 (5) 50 (5) 283 (4)
Tendon related 292 (5) 89** (9) 203 (4)
Inflammatory synovitis 192 (3) 34 (3) 158 (3)
Not classified 153 (3) 9 (1) 144 (3)
Mensical tear 148 (3) 25 (2) 123 (3)
Hernia 120 (2) 14 (1) 106 (2)
Overuse 109 (2) 33** (3) 76 (2)
Total†6030 (101)1025 (100)5005 (98)