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Table 4 Characteristics of time-loss injuries sustained by players

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

Characteristics Males n (%) Females n (%) Total n (%)
Player’s position
 Striker 2 (13) 1 (17) 3 (14)
 Midfielder 10 (62) 2 (33) 12 (54)
 Defender 4 (25) 1 (17) 5 (23)
 Goalkeeper 0 (0) 2 (33) 2 (9)
Period of match
 1st Half 3 (19) 2 (33) 5 (23)
 2nd Half 12 (75) 4 (67) 16 (73)
 Extra time 1 (6) 0 (0) 1 (4)
Injury mechanism
 Contact 13 (81) 6 (100) 19 (86)
 No contact 3 (19) 0 (0) 3 (14)
Injury type
 Sprain 6 (37) 4 (66) 10 (45)
 Strain 3 (19) 1 (17) 4 (18)
 Concussion 2 (13) 1 (17) 3 (13)
 Contusion 2 (13) 0 (0) 2 (9)
 Subluxation 1 (6) 0 (0) 1 (5)
 Muscle cramp 1 (6) 0 (0) 1 (5)
 Laceration 1 (6) 0 (0) 1 (5)