Table 5

 Injury incidence (number of injuries/1000 hours of exposure) during the last 10 weeks of the 2001–2002 season (March 2002 to 15 May 2002) compared with the first 36 weeks of the season (July 2001 to 28 February 2002)

Last 10 weeksFirst 36 weeksp Value
Values are mean (SD).
Total
    All players10.0 (5.7)9.2 (2.9)NS
    World Cup players10.0 (7.8)7.4 (3.8)NS
    Non-World Cup players9.7 (5.8)9.5 (3.5)NS
Training
    All players4.6 (3.3)5.2 (2.0)NS
    World Cup players4.1 (4.2)2.9 (2.1)NS
    Non-World Cup players4.9 (3.2)5.7 (2.2)NS
Matches
    All players34.5 (17.9)28.9 (11.7)NS
    World Cup players31.1 (21.0)25.8 (15.9)NS
    Non-World Cup players34.8 (24.7)29.3 (14.6)NS