Table 9

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

Location of injury, no (% injuries resulting from BRS in tackle)
BRS in tackleAllHead/neckUpper limbTrunkLower limb
BC (all)129 (100)30 (23.3)16 (12.4)18 (14.0)65 (50.4)
 Head/neck14 (100)10 (71.4)1 (7.1)1 (7.1)2 (14.3)
 Upper limb40 (100)10 (25.0)9 (22.5)6 (15.0)15 (37.5)
 Trunk45 (100)6 (13.3)5 (11.1)9 (20.0)25 (55.6)
 Lower limb30 (100)4 (13.3)1 (3.3)2 (6.7)23 (76.7)
Tackler-1 (all)83 (100)16 (19.3)29 (34.9)8 (9.6)30 (36.1)
 Head/neck14 (100)12 (85.7)2 (14.3)0 (0)0 (0)
 Upper limb65 (100)4 (6.2)27 (41.5)7 (10.8)27 (41.5)
 Trunk2 (100)0 (0)0 (0)1 (50.0)1 (50.0)
 Lower limb2 (100)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)2 (100.0)
Tackler-2 (all)24 (100)7 (29.2)5 (20.8)3 (12.5)9 (37.5)
 Head/neck3 (100)3 (100.0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
 Upper limb19 (100)4 (21.1)5 (26.3)3 (15.8)7 (36.8)
 Trunk0 (−)0 (−)0 (−)0 (−)0 (−)
 Lower limb2 (100)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)2 (100.0)
  • BC, ball carrier; BRS, body region struck.