Rugby Hurts: What the Research Tells us About Rugby Injuries

As the start of 2017 RBS 6 Nations Rugby Championship draws near we’ve put together a few facts and figures about rugby injuries to help get you in the mood.

Rugby is a full-contact sport, and therefore makes it a war zone for injury during the course of a match. In an average season, 1 in 4 players will receive an injury which puts them out of the game for 1 or more matches. As the average player performs 20-40 tackles per match and nearly half of all injuries happen during the tackle, it’s easy to see why it’s a key topic among physical therapists and sports medicine practitioners.

 

Image related to the Rugby Hurts blog post by Health Solutions Therapy
Image related to the Rugby Hurts blog post by Health Solutions Therapy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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