Journal article

Is bowling workload a risk factor for injury to Australian junior cricket fast bowlers?

RJ Dennis, CF Finch, PJ Farhart

British Journal of Sports Medicine | Published : 2005

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To examine whether bowling workload is a risk factor for overuse injury to Australian junior cricket fast bowlers and to evaluate the appropriateness of current bowling workload guidelines. METHODS: Forty four male fast bowlers (mean (standard deviation) age 14.7 (1.4) years) were monitored prospectively over the 2002-2003 season. Bowlers completed a daily diary to record bowling workloads and self reported injuries, which were validated by a physiotherapist. Bowling workload prior to the first injury (for those bowlers who were injured) was compared to workload across the whole season for uninjured bowlers. RESULTS: Eleven (25%) bowlers reported an overuse-type injury, with seve..

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