Sunday, April 14, 2024

Hockey clubs need to report all injuries and concussion

England Hockey respond to questions posed by The Hockey Paper’s readers around safety in our sport

Are concussions on the rise?

The incidence of concussion in elite level hockey is low, estimated to be at 0.2 – 1.5 episodes per 1000 playing hours. This is similar to, if not less than, other comparable contact sports. The rates in hockey are far below those reported in rugby. RFU reported an incidence of 15.8/1000 playing hours in 2015/16. Most concussions in hockey come as a result of a direct collision with another athlete which is an inherent risk in any contact sport; i.e they are not related to stick/ball activity as such.

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