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Common Rugby Injuries

Rugby is a fast-moving and high intensity team sport. Although historically dominated by males, the sport is gaining popularity among female athletes, particularly at the high school and collegiate levels.

As many as 1 in 4 rugby players will be injured during the season. On average, each player performs 20- 40 tackles per match, with little to no protective equipment. The lack of protective equipment increases the risk of sustaining a variety of injuries, from concussions, to ligament injuries, fractures, and contusions.

Almost 25% of neck injuries in rugby occur when there is a mismatch in size and experience between the two opposing front rows.

Head

Shoulder

Knee

Lower Leg

Ankle

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