Today I wrote a paper providing some basic information on tissue healing.
Now into week 5 of the rugby season, the injuries are starting to mount.
Hard ground due to lack of rain, is a big factor.
Very hard dry pitches are like concrete to land on
Certainly the grades of injury players have sustained so far been higher this season than last.
It was a tough match, with nearly two thirds of the usual Wallingford team out.
Although the result was a lose, the great outcome was that there was just one injured player.
Taking account that the opposition was strong, the factor which almost certainly led to fewer injuries was a well watered pitch.
Cheltenham had two large sprinklers programmed to water the pitch.
The result a soft springy pitch which gave better grip, reduced impact, and reduced risk of injury on both sides