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Dec 26, 2012

Cricketer's Side Strain: why its sidelining our fast bowlers

In Australia summer means alot of things; beach, BBQ’s, sunshine, mangoes... BUT if your truly Australian Summer means cricket... and lots of it! As a physio I’m always interested in the injuries that athletes in different sports suffer. If you have read the sports section of any paper recently you will more than likely have read something on ‘cricketers side strain’. Some are referring to it as a ‘right of passage’ as a young fast bowler to suffer from this injury. Take youngster James Pattison for example who left the field early on the 3rd day of the second test in Adelaide, the most probable diagnosis a side strain, or Ben Hilfenhaus ruled out on the 3rd day in Hobart with a similar injury. Peter Siddle, Jason Gillespie, Brett Lee, Glen McGrath have all suffered this injury at least once in their career.

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Categories General Issues Tags cricket fast bowler side strain Ben Hilfenhaus James Pattison injury