The 2019 Ashes Series upon us. If you are a cricketer or have a cricketer in your family you may find this interesting.

A study by the British Journal of Sports Medicine found the majority of cricket injuries are sustained by the younger fast bowler during matches and practice in the early part of the season. These injuries will typically be to the muscles of the lower limb. The most commonly injured muscle is the hamstring. The most severe injury is a lumbar vertebral stress fracture.

50% of all injuries are to the lower limb
23% to the upper limb
23% to the spine
65% of injuries were acute (sudden)
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Players under the age of 24 sustained the majority (57%) of first-time injuries, whilst players over 24 suffered the majority (59%) of chronic injuries (occurred in the previous season).

The 2019 Ashes Series upon us. If you are a cricketer or have a cricketer in your family you may find this interesting.

If you would like to gain peak condition for your sport, we would love to help you. If you have been injured and want to get back to sport as soon as possible we would love to help you.

Melina Harrison BSc Hons Ost MGOsC

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