Back Injuries

How many serious injuries are there in hockey every year?

The NHS reports that just 2% of admissions to A&E are caused by sports and the last government survey of A&E admissions for females aged 0-19 years found that hockey only accounted for 4% of sports injuries behind football 15%, horse riding 11%, netball 8%, ice skating 6%, swimming 5% and basketball 4%. Hockey was outside of the top ten for males and not separately recorded.

However, there is a lack of detailed evidence across sport in general because it is played in so many different environments.

As outlined above, England Hockey is working to capture details of serious injuries and will complement work being done internationally by the International Hockey Federation (FIH)

We would ask all bodies to log injuries through our injury monitoring page, which can be found here.