Table 6

‚ÄÉCause of training injuries sustained by sub-elite rugby league players over three consecutive pre-season preparation periods

Cause of injury200120022003
NumberRate95% CINumberRate95% CINumberRate95% CI
Values are reported as rates per 1000 training hours. CI, confidence interval.
*Significant differences (p<0.05) among 2001, 2002, and 2003 seasons.
Overexertion9062.449.5 to 75.3*2622.313.7 to 30.93624.316.4 to 32.3
Overuse4732.623.3 to 41.9*2218.911.0 to 26.82214.98.7 to 21.1
Contact with player/object3121.513.9 to 29.12723.214.4 to 31.92416.29.7 to 22.7
Fall/stumble2718.711.7 to 25.8*119.43.9 to 15.085.41.7 to 9.2
Ground contact1611.15.7 to 16.51613.77.0 to 20.5138.84.0 to 13.6
Being tackled21.40.0 to 3.3*10.90.0 to 2.585.41.7 to 9.2
While tackling10.70.0 to 2.121.70.0 to 4.142.70.1 to 5.4
Other128.33.6 to 13.0*54.30.5 to 8.110.70.0 to 2.0