Cricket injuries

Aust Fam Physician. 1984 Aug;13(8):558-9, 562.


English and Australian cricket teams on tour used to travel by ship, and many enjoying shipboard life, reached their destination considerably overweight and thus unfit and vulnerable to injury in their sport. Now they travel by air and most national teams employ a fitness coach to supervise sessions of rigorous exercise before and during the season. However the international cricket season is longer than it was and the incidence of overuse injuries is increasing.

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries* / etiology
  • Extremities / injuries
  • Humans
  • Scheuermann Disease / etiology
  • Spondylolysis / etiology
  • Spondylolysis / pathology