Injuries in Australian junior rugby league players

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    March provides a bumper sports injury issue of the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. In the first feature issue of the month, Orr’s group report a large-scale epidemiological study of injury characteristics and incidence in community junior rugby league. Cederström and colleagues describe a study examining the effect of motor imagery on enjoyment in knee-injury prevention and rehabilitation training and Mertens’ team explore the evolution of leadership structures in sport across a season.

    The sports injury section this month is led off by Audet and co-workers who explore the impact on severe injury rates of removing and reintroducing man-made jumps in terrain parks. Monasterio’s group report a study linking classification of injuries according to maturity status bands in soccer. McMahon, Gamage and Fortington outline the epidemiological features of sport related heat injury hospital cases in Victoria, Australia. Dischiavi and colleagues provide a review of the status of exercises used in the patellofemoral pain management. Bonke’s group describe the results of a systematic review assessing the relationship between repetitive head impacts and postural control. In the final article in this section, Kontos and co-workers examine the reliability of the vestibular-ocular motor screening tool over six months in military personnel.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-1
    Number of pages1
    JournalJournal of Science and Medicine in Sport
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021


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