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Table 2 Location and diagnosis of injuries

From: Injuries in male and female semi-professional football (soccer) players in Nigeria: prospective study of a National Tournament

Location and diagnosis Males
All n (%)
Time-loss n (%) Females
All n (%)
Time-loss n (%)
Head/neck 20 (17) 4 (25) 9 (18) 1 (16.6)
 Concussion 3 2 5 1
 Contusion 11 1 4 0
 Laceration/abrasion 6 1 0
Upper limb 7 (6) 0 (0) 6 (12) 0 (0)
 Contusion 6 0 0
 Sprain 1 0 3 0
 Strain 0 2 0
 Dislocation 0 1 0
Trunk 8 (7) 1 (6) 4 (8) 0 (0)
 Contusion 8 1 2 0
 Sprain 0 1 0
 Strain 0 1 0
Hip/groin 5 (4) 1 (6) 3 (6) 1 (16.6)
 Contusion 3 0 0
 Sprain 0 1 0
 Strain 2 1 2 1
Thigh 7 (6) 1 (6) 4 (8) 1 (16.6)
 Strain 2 1 2 1
 Contusion 4 0 2 0
 Muscle cramp 1 0 0
Knee 18 (16) 3 (19) 10 (20) 1 (16.6)
 Sprain 10 3 9 1
 Contusion 8 0 1 0
Lower leg 29 (25) 2 (13) 3 (6) 0 (0)
 Contusion 22 0 0
 Muscle cramp 5 1 0
 Strain 2 1 3 0
Ankle 21 (18) 4 (25) 5 (10) 1 (16.6)
 Sprain 15 3 4 1
 Contusion 5 0 0
 Strain 0 1 0
 Subluxation 1 1 0
Foot/toe 1 (1) 0 (0) 6 (12) 1 (16.6)
 Contusion 1 0 5 0
 Sprain 0 1 1
 Total 116 16 50 6