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Table 6 Common injuries in NCAA Men’s Lacrosse, by event type, 2009/10–2014/15a

From: The epidemiology of NCAA men’s lacrosse injuries, 2009/10-2014/15 academic years

Injury n (%) Rate and 95% CI (per 1000AE) % NTLb % Severec Most common injury mechanism, n (% within injury)
Competition
 Ankle sprain 52 (12.8) 1.59 (1.15, 2.02) 50.0% 1.9% Non-contact, 32 (61.5%)
Player contact, 11 (21.2%)
 Concussion 30 (7.4) 0.91 (0.59, 1.24) 10.0% 10.0% Player contact, 22 (73.3%)
Stick contact, 3 (10.0%)
 Upper leg strain 29 (7.2) 0.88 (0.56, 1.21) 31.0% 10.3% Non-contact, 27 (93.1%)
 Knee sprain 23 (5.7) 0.70 (0.41, 0.99) 13.0% 60.9% Player contact, 9 (39.1%)
Non-contact, 7 (30.4%)
 Trunk contusion 19 (4.7) 0.58 (0.32, 0.84) 68.4% 0.0% Stick contact, 8 (42.1%)
Player contact, 4 (21.1%)
Practice
 Ankle sprain 73 (11.2) 0.44 (0.34, 0.54) 37.0% 5.5% Non-contact, 29 (39.7%)
Player contact, 18 (24.7%)
 Upper leg strain 69 (10.6) 0.41 (0.32, 0.51) 31.9% 4.4% Non-contact, 53 (76.8%)
Overuse, 14 (20.3%)
 Hip/groin strain 50 (7.7) 0.30 (0.22, 0.38) 50.0% 2.0% Non-contact, 39 (78.0%)
Overuse, 9 (18.0%)
 Knee sprain 36 (5.5) 0.22 (0.15, 0.29) 19.4% 47.2% Non-contact, 21 (58.3%)
Player contact, 9 (25.0%)
 Lower leg inflammation 32 (4.9) 0.19 (0.13, 0.26) 65.6% 12.5% Overuse, 23 (71.9%)
Non-contact, 9 (28.1%)
  1. NOTE: NTL non-time loss
  2. aData originates from the Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention Injury Surveillance Program, 2009/10-2014/15
  3. bIncludes injuries that resulted in participation restriction under 24 hours
  4. cIncludes injuries that resulted in participation restriction of over 3 weeks