A Study of Injury Profiles of Kho-Kho Players

Sen, Jayati
June 2007
International Journal of Applied Sports Sciences;2007, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
The present study was designed to survey the incidence of injuries in Indian kho-kho players. The basis of the study was questionnaires, which included points related to personal and injury details. A total of 503 injuries were reported, out of which knee (14%) and back (13%) injuries were noted to be the most common. Participation rate was higher in males (62%) than females (38%). School children participated more (69%) in this game than college (50%) and university (34%) students. The prime nature of injury was noted to be distortion followed by concussion and sprain. No significant (p>0.05,) relationship was observed between experience and injury rate. Proper use of protective gear, improvement of the playing grounds, proper physical and mental guidance etc can reduce the incidence of injuries.


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