Table 1

 Injury prevalence (missed games per team per season) by player age, Australian Football League (reprinted with permission from Sport Health)

Nerve supplyInjury categoryInjury prevalence
LocalLumbar and thoracic spine injuries4.
L1–L4 nerve supplyGroin strains and osteitis pubis12.010.812.98.810.3
Quadriceps strains5.
Knee and patella tendon injuries1.
L5–S1 nerve supplyHamstring strains15.017.824.627.332.3
Calf strains1.82.26.510.112.0
Achilles tendon injuries0.