Letters Unknown risks of youth rugby

Youth rugby injuries need to be prioritised by funding bodies

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h442 (Published 28 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h442
  1. David Hamilton, research fellow1,
  2. Jamie Maclean, consultant orthopaedic surgeon2,
  3. Hamish Simpson, professor of trauma and orthopaedics,1
  1. 1University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH16 4SB, UK
  2. 2Perth Royal Infirmary, Perth, UK
  1. d.f.hamilton{at}ed.ac.uk

We welcome The BMJ’s recognition of injury risk in school rugby players, although unfortunately the current efforts in this area were not discussed.1 Research into this problem is ongoing across the UK and Ireland, and has been published in peer reviewed journals.2 3 4 5 6

In Scotland, a collaboration of medical professionals and academics was formed four years ago …

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