The first test between Australia and South Africa is done and dusted and already one of the best bowlers in the world, Dale Steyn has gone down to a serious but unusual shoulder injury that will likely see him out of the game for 6 months,The Banana Man himself Peter Siddle has been ruled out of the second test with a back complaint.
So why are these elite bowlers so at risk?
These injuries like many cricketing injuries likely has its foundations in the repetitive nature of cricket as a sport. Cricketers undergo hours of repetitious practice and play, sometimes up to 7 hours a day, that expose them to a range of overuse injuries from throwing, bowling and even running. Overuse injuries occur gradually over time and are the result of microtrauma to the body’s musculoskeletal system. Fast bowlers are the players at greatest risk of injury in cricket and this trend has been seen across the...
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