Overview

A sports injury can occur while people are playing sport or participating in active recreation.

Better data can help understand injury risks for different sports and participants and inform where prevention programs are needed.

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Latest findings

There were 7,800 fewer sports injury hospitalisations in 2019–20 than in the previous year.

More than half of the injuries were fractures, most commonly a fractured arm or shoulder.

The sports responsible for the most hospitalisations involved wheels – cycling, wheeled motor sports and roller sports.

There were fewer hospitalisations from winter sports such as football because of COVID-19 restrictions.

Admissions for injuries from solo sports such as cycling rose after COVID-19 restrictions began.