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Hand fractures are generally considered 'minor' injuries in football players although they can cause players difficulty. Players are often under pressure to stay on the field with hand fractures. However their ball handling ability will be affected with these injuries.
Xray demonstrates a fracture of the 5th metacarpal.
Dustin Fletcher of Essendon fractured his left hand in 2008. (Image sourced from afl.com.au)