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    Cricket is a popular spectator sport played all over the globe, including in the United States (US). However, most of the literature on cricket-related injuries is from outside the US. This study described cricket-related injuries treated at US emergency departments (EDs). Cases were cricket-related injuries reported to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) during 2000-2019. Cases were identified by reviewing the record narrative for the term "crick." The distribution of the number of cases and national estimate were determined for selected variables. A total of 485 cricket-related injuries treated at US EDs during 2000-2019 were identified, resulting in a national estimate of 13,729 injuries (95% confidence interval 10,324-17,135). The patients were 68.5% age 20-39 years, 97.5% male, and 68.6% non-white. The most common types of injuries were lacerations (24.0%), strains or sprains (21.4%), fractures (19.6%), and contusions or abrasions (13.2%). The most frequently affected body parts were the upper extremity (43.9%) and head or neck (29.9%). The patient was treated or examined at the ED and then released in 97.5% of the cases. Cricket-related injuries treated at US EDs tended to involve patients who were adults, particularly age 20-39 years, male, and non-white. The majority of patients were treated or examined at the ED and then released. Copyright © 2020 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


    Mathias B Forrester. Cricket-related injuries treated in United States emergency departments. The American journal of emergency medicine. 2021 Jul;45:389-391

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    PMID: 33041113

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