Journal article

Influence of environmental and ground conditions on injury risk in rugby league

Tim Gabbett, Amirali Minbashian, Caroline Finch

Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

While the theoretical basis for a relationship between ground and environmental conditions and injury in rugby league is compelling, corroborative research is far from substantive. This study investigated the relationship between environmental and ground conditions and injury risk in 156 semi-professional rugby league players. Injuries were prospectively recorded from 157 training sessions and 137 competitive matches played over two consecutive competitive seasons. Daily weather variables (maximum and minimum temperature, relative humidity, and rainfall) were recorded, while ground conditions were subjectively rated as heavy, slippery, firm, or hard. Regression analysis was conducted to exam..

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