Rugby Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
Rugby is hard on the feet and ankles! Injuries can occur
from running and cutting, direct trauma during tackling, and during the scrum.
Rugby players should be aware of the following risks:
Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and
can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures.
Ankle fractures, metatarsal fractures, and Lisfranc
fractures can sideline athletes and sometimes require surgery.
Contusions and bone bruises may result from high impact
Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain
(plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures,
posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children
Information provided by The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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