of injuries in Indian elite male field hockey players in relation to
Archana Sharma, Mayur Seth, Shyamal Koley
Department of Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (Punjab) India
examine the incidence of injuries in Indian elite male field hockey
players and to broaden the current base of knowledge by identifying the
injury rates of different playing positions.
total of 252 Indian elite male field hockey players from Punjab state,
India aged 10 to 30 years, played at district, university, state and
national levels were selected. A pre-tested semi-structured
questionnaire was applied to gather necessary information. Subsequently
the data was analyzed with SPSS (version 17.0).
Results. As far as
playing positions are concerned, players of forward position considered
more vulnerable to injury (37.69%) followed by defenders (30.55%),
midfielders (24.20%) and goalkeepers (7.54%). The commonest type of
injury among all field hockey players was contusion (29.76%) followed
by sprains (13.49%), tendinopathy (11.90%) and hematoma (10.71%). Lower
limb was reported to be most affected part (42.86%) so far area of
injury was concerned. The district level (31.35%) players were more
prone to injury compared to state (26.20%), national (23.01%) and
university level players (19.44%).
Conclusions. Indian elite male
field hockey players with forward position were more vulnerable than
the players with other positions due to increased athlete contact and
quick movement requirements.
hockey players, injuries, playing positionsFull
Profile of injuries in Indian elite male field hockey players in relation to playing positions