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The association between sport-related concussion and musculoskeletal injury in university rugby athletes

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posted on 26.05.2022, 13:07 by Numan Yener, Kerry GlendonKerry Glendon, Matthew PainMatthew Pain

Objectives

The study aimed to analyse the association between Sports-Related Concussion (SRC) and Subsequent Musculoskeletal Injury (MSK) in United Kingdom university-aged rugby union players whilst considering the effects of sex, athlete playing position and injury location.

Design

Retrospective cohort study. A period of 365 days with 0–90, 91–180 and 181–365 days sub-periods was analysed for the following variables; MSK injury incidence, occurrence, severity, injury location, playing position and sex.

Setting

Injury data was collected from the Sports Development Centre database at Loughborough University.

Participants

A total of 408 injuries in 181 athletes (55 females and 126 males) were included.

Results

The MSK injury incidence of SRC group was significantly higher than control and higher post-SRC than pre-SRC period over a 365-day period (p=0.012 and p=0.034, respectively). The odds ratios of MSK injury incidence between groups and between periods were 1.62 (95% CI, 1.10–2.25) and 1.57 (95% CI ,1.08–2.29). A SRC was not associated with a greater time loss from a subsequent MSK injury or a specific MSK injury location.

Conclusions

Athletes with a second recorded injury were more likely to sustain a MSK injury if they had experienced SRC, however, there was no indication a SRC resulted in greater time loss from a MSK injury.

History

School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Physical Therapy in Sport

Volume

55

Pages

264 - 270

Publisher

Elsevier

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© Crown Copyright

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Elsevier under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Acceptance date

03/05/2022

Publication date

2022-05-06

Copyright date

2022

ISSN

1466-853X

Language

en

Depositor

Deposit date: 26 May 2022