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2017, Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part B

Injuries among varsity men volleyball players

Author(s): Naseer Ahmad Bhat and Dr. KV Balamurugan

Volleyball is an increasingly popular team sport. As with any competitive sport, there is always an inherent risk of injury. The purpose of the study is to quantify the injuries of varsity volleyball players and to determine the temperament, position, incidence and pattern of injuries involved in varsity men Volleyball players of Annamalai University. The age range of the players is from 18 to 26 years. Injuries to players during 2014–2016 season, were registered by using a questionnaire. Ninety Six (96) volleyball players (100% response rate), a total of 32 players (66.66%)reported 84 injuries, during a total exposure time of 2 years. the shoulder and ankle being the most commonly injured anatomical location. Most injuries involved related to the ligament and muscle. The majority of the injuries were located in the shoulder (28.57%), ankle (26.20%), finger (14.29%), thumb (11.90%), knee and wrist (7.14%) and Hip (4.76%). Spiking and blocking is the most common cause of injuries. The rate of injury incidences are highly effected by body weight as 54.80% of injuries were observed in above 70 kg players and also 61.58% injuries occurred during the competition while as 38.42% were occurred during training. The injuries that could be related to a specific court situation occurred during spiking (33.33%), blocking (30.95%), setter (26.20%) and libero (9.52%). The results of the research provide a useful insight into the temperament, incidence and sites of injuries in varsity level volleyball players. The present study may be concluded the rate of injuries and these injuries affecting shoulder, ankle and finger represent a significant sources of disability and impaired performance for Professional volleyball players.

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Naseer Ahmad Bhat, Dr. KV Balamurugan. Injuries among varsity men volleyball players. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2017;4(3):68-71.

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