Table 5

Nature of lower leg 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 strain362 (48) 58 (38)*304 (50)
Muscular contusion136 (18) 24 (16)112 (19)
Tendon related 95 (13) 36 (23)** 59 (10)
Tissue bruising/cuts/abrasions 48 (6) 8 (5) 40 (7)
Fracture 46 (6) 8 (5) 38 (6)
Other 24 (3) 5 (3) 19 (3)
Overuse 21 (3) 8 (5) 13 (2)
Periostitis 8 (1) 5 (3) 3 (1)
Not classified 13 (2) 1 (1) 12 (2)
Total†753 (100)153 (99)600 (98)