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Table 4 Primary mechanism of injury as a function of injury type (%)

From: An Analysis of Knee Injuries in Rugby League: The Experience at the Newcastle Knights Professional Rugby League Team

Type of injury Getting tackled Tackling Running Changing direction Twisting Direct blow Insidious Other (jumping, kneeling, kicking) Unknown
MCL tear 44.0 32.0 0.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 0.0 8.0
ACL tear 33.3 33.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 33.3 0.0
PCL/PLC 25.0 37.5 12.5 12.5 0.0 0.0 12.5 0.0 0.0
Chondral/meniscal 28.0 16.0 0.0 12.0 4.0 4.0 12.0 8.0 16.0
PFJ/Extensor mechanism 9.1 9.1 9.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 72.7 0.0 0.0
Other/minor 5.9 5.9 29.4 5.9 0.0 17.6 29.4 5.9 0.0
All injuries 25.8 20.2 7.9 6.7 2.2 5.6 20.2 4.5 6.7
  1. MCL medial collateral ligament, ACL anterior cruciate ligament, PCL/PLC posterior cruciate ligament/posterolateral corner, PFJ patellofemoral joint