Table 10

Post-tackle—types of injuries sustained by BC, T1 and T2 as a function of the player’s BRS during the tackle

BRS in tackleType of injury, no (percentage of injuries resulting from BRS in tackle)
AllBoneJoint (non-bone/ligamentMuscle/tendonSkinCPNS
BC (all)126 (100)10 (7.8)50 (38.8)47 (36.4)2 (1.6)17 (13.0)
 Head/neck14 (100)2 (14.3)3 (21.4)1 (7.1)1 (7.1)7 (50.0)
 Upper limb40 (100)3 (7.5)17 (42.5)14 (35.0)1 (2.5)5 (12.5)
 Trunk42 (100)3 (6.7)17 (37.8)20 (44.4)0 (0)2 (4.4)
 Lower limb30 (100)2 (6.7)13 (43.3)12 (40.0)0 (0)3 (10.0)
Tackler-1 (all)83 (100)3 (3.6)33 (39.8)31 (37.3)1 (1.2)15 (18.1)
 Head/neck14 (100)2 (14.3)0 (0)1 (7.1)1 (7.1)10 (71.4)
 Upper limb65 (100)1 (1.5)31 (47.7)28 (43.1)0 (0)5 (7.7)
 Trunk2 (100)0 (0)0 (0)2 (100.0)0 (0)0 (0)
 Lower limb2 (100)0 (0)2 (100.0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
Tackler-2 (all)24 (100)3 (12.5)11 (45.8)5 (20.8)0 (0)5 (20.8)
 Head/neck3 (100)1 (33.3)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)2 (66.7)
 Upper limb19 (100)2 (10.5)10 (52.6)4 (21.1)0 (0)3 (15.8)
 Trunk0 (–)
 Lower limb2 (100)0 (0)1 (50.0)1 (50.0)0 (0)0 (0)
  • BC, ball carrier; BRS, body region struck; CPNS, central and peripheral nervous system.