Journal article

Use of field-based tests to identify risk factors for injury to fast bowlers in cricket

RJ Dennis, CF Finch, AS McIntosh, BC Elliott

British Journal of Sports Medicine | B M J PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors for injury to cricket fast bowlers using field-based tests. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: High performance Australian cricket. PARTICIPANTS: Ninety-one male adolescent and adult fast bowlers (aged 12-33 years). ASSESSMENT OF RISK FACTORS: A field-based pre-participation screening, consisting of musculoskeletal, fitness and anthropometric assessments and analysis of bowling technique was undertaken. Bowlers were prospectively monitored over the 2003-4 season and bowling workload and injuries were recorded. Logistic regression was used to identify injury risk factors. MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENT: Repetitive microtrauma injury to the trunk, back or ..

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