Researchers performed a retrospective review of the Major League Baseball disabled list from 1991 to 2010, analyzing 393 abdominal muscle strains. Abdominal muscle strains comprised 5 percent of baseball injuries over this period, with at least 92 percent being internal/external oblique ore intercostals muscle strains.
The researchers found:
• 44 percent of the injuries were sustained by pitchers
• 12.1 percent was the reinjury rate
• 35.4 days was the average for pitchers on the disabled list
• 26.7 days was the average for position players on the disabled list
The injury rate was 22 percent higher after 2000.
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Abdominal Muscle Strains for MLB Players GrowingWritten by Laura Miller | March 16, 2012
Abdominal muscle strains among professional baseball players has been increasing over the past two decades, occurring more frequently early in the season, according to a study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.
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