Perceived Injury Risk among Junior Cricketers: A Cross Sectional Survey.
Prasanna J Gamage, Lauren V Fortington, Caroline F Finch
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | Published : 2017
Understanding how junior athletes perceive injury risks when participating in sport and the environment they play in is an important component of injury prevention. This study investigates how Sri Lankan junior cricketers (n = 365, aged 11-14 years, boys) perceive injury risks associated with playing cricket. The study used a Sri Lankan modification of an Australian junior cricket injury risk perception survey that considered playing cricket versus other sports, different cricket playing positions and roles, and different ground conditions. The risk of playing cricket was considered to be greater than that for cycling, but lower than that for rugby and soccer. Fast-bowlers, batters facing fa..View full abstract