Have Recent Changes to the Rugby Union Laws of Scrummage Reduced Serious Cervical Spine Injuries?

Article, Other literature type English OPEN
Terence F. McLoughlin;
  • Publisher: Asist Group
  • Journal: Journal of Sports Science and Medicine (issn: 1303-2968)
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  • Subject: Letter-to-Editor | GV557-1198.995 | reduced serıous | Sports | Rugby | Sports medicine | RC1200-1245 | scrummage | cervıcal spıne ınjurıes

All areas of play in rugby union are acknowledged to be potentially dangerous but it is in the scrum where the most frequent and serious spinal injuries occur (McIntosh & McCrory, 2005). This letter addresses the questions: what is it about the scrum which accounts for ... View more
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