Home > Fitness > Sport > Rugby Rugby All sections in Fitness » Exercise » Get Fit » In the gym » Leisure » Lifestages » Sport » Sports injuries » Running » Walking » Cricket » Soccer » Cycling » Sports nutrition Rugby head injuries One in four rugby injuries are to the head. There are two types of head injury, namely external and internal. take a Flexibility test » Receive Health tips » Join Health24 on Facebook » Ask Fitness Expert » 44 killer body-weight exercises for women The altitude runner Rugby neck injuries If a rugby player suffers a serious injury in this category, death or permanent disability may be the result. Rugby shoulder injuries Shoulder injuries are common in rugby: up to 15-20% of all rugby injuries involve this part of the body. Rugby arm and hand injuries More than 10% of all rugby injuries involve the arms and hands. Rugby groin injuries Groin injuries are not only one of the main causes of missed games, but many players with chronic groin pain have their performances severely affected by the condition. Rugby injuries: new approach recommended An integrated new approach to rugby injuries is recommended by Sarfu (The South African Football Union) to decrease the incidence of rugby injuries. Rugby knee injuries The knee is a vulnerable joint. Ligaments and cartilage can be injured as players get tackled, when quickly changing direction whilst running and within rucks and mauls. “ Latest comment on Health24 Anders Borg says... After some experimenting, Quorn is what I like the most as a direct replacement for meat. I'm not so fond of the sausages (they taste of iron?), but I very much like the strips... Quorn: the pros and cons ” Rugby chest injuries Injuries to the chest are not common. Only 0 - 5% of all injuries sustained on the field are chest injuries. Rugby upper leg injuries Rugby kickers are particularly vulnerable to an injury to the quadriceps as these are used extensively when kicking the ball. Backs are also at risk due to sudden sprinting. Osteitis pubis in rugby Rugby players can suffer this injury from the cumulative effect of the shearing movement involved in kicking the ball. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Is your baby dehydrated? How to tell. Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health! Live healthier Healthy ears » A middle-ear microphone Deaf and drop-dead gorgeous The gift of hearing The strangest things found in people's ears Doctors have found some very weird things in patients' ears. We look at 7 strange things found in human ears . . . Live allergy free » 10 dog breeds for allergy sufferers Strange allergy cures Managing seasonal allergies Bust those allergies! All you need to know about relieving seasonal allergies.