Irish Doctors Uncover Unusual Injury With Young Rugby Players
Latest posts by Jason Hennessy (see all)
- Uncapped Player Set For Ireland Call-Up Following Injury Concern - January 30, 2023
- Shocking High Tackle Not Picked Up By Match Officials In Munster Vs Toulouse Game - January 23, 2023
- Eben Etzebeth Has Caterpillar Ruck Haters Swooning With Genius Try - January 21, 2023
Three Irish doctors from Tallaght Hospital have discovered a type of unusual fracture suffered by young rugby players.
David I Morrissey, Daniel Good and Michael Leonard wrote about their discovery in the British Medical Journal. The unusual sporting injury is called an “acetabular fracture”, and affects the socket of the hip bone.
“Acetabular fractures are an uncommon injury, generally occurring in younger patients as a result of high-velocity trauma such as road traffic accidents,” said the doctors.
The three Irish doctors have discovered these injuries in three young rugby players and say “we have not previously encountered these injuries in a juvenile sporting population”.
The doctors have suggested that rule changes may need to be implemented to prevent such injuries occurring in juvenile players. The injuries were sustained while playing rugby union, two during seasonal match play and one during a training drill. [Source: TheJournal.ie]