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Hand fractures

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 hand fracture
Xray demonstrates a fracture of the 5th metacarpal.
Dustin Fletcher hand fracture
Dustin Fletcher of Essendon fractured his left hand in 2008.
(Image sourced from afl.com.au)
PLAYERS WHO HAVE HAD HAND FRACTURES
Name Team Onset Year Sport
Simon Black Brisbane R 2 2012 AFL
Api Pewhairangi Eels Round 11 2013 NRL
Kelepi Tanginoa Eels Round 10 2013 NRL
Lood de Jager Cheetahs Round 10 2014 UNION
Dyson Heppell Essendon Round 21 2014 AFL

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