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Table 4 Incidence of neck injury as a factor of phase of play and player position

From: Incidence, severity, aetiology and type of neck injury in men's amateur rugby union: a prospective cohort study

Phase of play Back Row Front Row Inside Back Outside Back Scrum Halves Second Row All
Collision N = 0 N = 0 N = 1 N = 0 N = 0 N = 0 N = 1
  0.00 0.00 0.24 (CI: 0.01, 1.34) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.03 (CI: 0.00, 0.18)
  0.0% 0.0% 16.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.2%
Lineout N = 0 N = 0 N = 0 N = 0 N = 0 N = 1 N = 1
  0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.16 (CI: 0.00, 0.89) 0.03 (CI: 0.00, 0.18)
  0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 8.3% 1.2%
Maul N = 2 N = 2 N = 0 N = 0 N = 0 N = 2 N = 6
  0.32 (CI: 0.04, 1.16) 0.32 (CI: 0.04, 1.16) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.48 (CI: 0.06, 1.74) 0.19 (CI: 0.07, 0.42)
  8.3% 6.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 16.7% 6.9%
Ruck N = 5 N = 5 N = 1 N = 1 N = 4 N = 4 N = 20
  0.80 (CI: 0.26, 1.87) 0.80 (CI: 0.26, 1.87) 0.24 (CI: 0.01, 1.34) 0.16 (CI: 0.00, 0.89) 0.96 (CI: 0.26, 2.47) 0.96 (CI: 0.26, 2.47) 0.64 (CI: 0.32, 0.99)
  20.8% 15.6% 16.7% 25.0% 44.4% 33.3% 23.0%
Scrum N = 2 N = 20 N = 0 N = 0 N = 0 N = 0 N = 22
  0.32 (CI: 0.04, 1.16) 3.21 (CI: 1.96, 4.96) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.71 (CI: 0.44, 1.07)
  8.3% 62.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 25.3%
Tackle N = 15 N = 5 N = 4 N = 3 N = 5 N = 5 N = 37
  2.41 (CI: 1.35, 3.97) 0.80 (CI: 0.26, 1.87) 0.96 (CI: 0.26, 2.47) 0.48 (CI: 0.10, 1.04 1.20 (CI: 0.39, 2.81) 1.20 (CI: 0.39, 2.81) 1.19 (CI: 0.84, 1.64)
  62.5% 15.6% 66.7% 75.0% 55.6% 41.7% 42.5%
  1. Neck injury count
  2. Incidence/1000 player-hours (95% CI)
  3. Percent