Concussion increases injury risk in male professional Rugby Union
Key findings from a 7 year prospective study on male professional rugby union, identifying concussion as the only common injury to increase injury risk.
Aim: To assess within-player injury risj in concussion and common non-concussive injuries
Changes to within-player injury risk: Concussion has a 26% risk increase and ankle ligament injuries has a 30% risk increase
Concussion increased the within-plater risk of the following injuries: Head/neck, pelvic, neurological
Ankle ligament injuries reduced the within-player risk of the following injuries: Head/neck, upper leg and knee, joint and ligament, neurological
Consider how we rehabilitate concussion such as objective measures
Ankle ligament injury rehabilitation may be able to inform concussion rehabilitation