The mechanism of concussion injury in rugby league

Tracey L McLellan, Audrey McKinlay

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Background: Accurate identification of concussion in rugby league is important, however, research suggests many injuries go unrecognized at the time of injury. One of the factors that might impact on accurate identification of injured players could be the expectation that players are more likely injured on the receiving end of aggressive plays such as shoulder charges or high tackles. Research question: This study sought to establish the most common mechanisms of concussion injury during a professional rugby league season. Type of study/Methods: The present study used a surveillance method of broadcast rugby league to identify concussions via visible symptoms. Results: Significantly more concussions were experienced by players in defence (71.1 ) compared to players on offense (28.9 ), X2 (1,44) = 16.04, p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)328 - 332
Number of pages5
JournalInternational SportMed Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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