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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 6, Part F

A study of volleyball injuries in Maharashtra

Author(s): Dr. Ravindra Baliram Khandare

Abstract: Volleyball is one of the most popular sports in the world. It is played by approximately 200 million players worldwide. 1 Despite the popularity and the large number of players there have been surprisingly few prospective reports on volleyball injuries and their prevention. 2 As volleyball is a non-contact game, where players from the opposing teams are separated by a net, the incidence of injuries might be expected to be low. Nevertheless, volleyball is a sport involving rapid and forceful movements of the body as a whole, both horizontally and vertically, and because of the large forces involved in such movements it is inevitable that injuries occur.3 De Loe¨s, 4 for instance, found in a three year prospective study that—with an injury incidence of 3.0 per 1000 hours—volleyball is the eighth most injury prone sport in the age group 14 to 20 years. Schafle et al found an overall injury incidence of 2.3 per 1000 hours during the United States Volleyball Association’s six day national tournament, 5 while in Norwegian elite volleyball players an incidence of 1.7 per 1000 hours has been reported.6 An important purpose of sports injury epidemiology is to supply information about injuries that occur frequently and have serious consequences, and to describe their a etiology, in order to provide a basis for preventive measures.

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Dr. Ravindra Baliram Khandare. A study of volleyball injuries in Maharashtra. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2016;3(6):323-324.
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