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.