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Rib fractures

Rib fractures are common in football players, as are rib cartilage injuries. A rib cartilage sprain can be considered as a less severe form of fracture.

They are extremely painful injuries, but ones which teams will often attempt to hide in an effort to keep a player on the field. Darren Lockyer of the Brisbane Broncos sustained a rib cartilage injury in 2010 and missed several games.
Darren Lockyer Rib Injury
Darren Lockyer playing for the Brisbane Broncos
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PLAYERS WHO HAVE HAD RIB INJURIES
Name Team Onset Year Sport
Jacob Burns Perth Glory Week 23 2011-12 aleague
Dean Greyling Bulls R 8 2012 UNION
Liam Messam Chiefs R 10 2012 UNION
Rene Ranger Blues R 11 2012 UNION
Wynard Olivier Bulls R 11 2012 UNION
Kurtley Beale Rebels R 16 2012 UNION
Kieran Read Crusaders R 17 2012 UNION
Dan Hunt Dragons Trials 2012 NRL
Brent Tate Cowboys Trials 2012 NRL
Dane Tilse Raiders R 2 2012 NRL
Liam Fulton Tigers R 14 2012 NRL
Dane Tilse Raiders R 20 2012 NRL
Ben Matulino Warriors R 22 2012 NRL
Don Armand Stormers Round 7 2013 UNION
Sam Christie Crusaders Round 9 2013 UNION
Shane Christie Crusaders Round 9 2013 UNION
Dean Terlich Melbourne Round 9 2013 AFL
Josh Dugan Raiders Round 1 2013 NRL
Ashley Graham Cowboys Round 3 2013 NRL
David Shillington Raiders Round 6 2013 NRL
Dane Nielsen Warriors Round 6 2013 NRL
Justin Hodges Broncos Round 9 2013 NRL
Akuila Uate Knights Round 11 2013 NRL
Josh Mantellato Knights Round 12 2013 NRL
Brad Takairangi Titans Round 15 2013 NRL
Anthony Tupou Sharks Round 17 2013 NRL
Jeremy Smith Knights Round 22 2013 NRL
Jamie Buhrer Sea Eagles Round 25 2013 NRL
Brad Thorn Highlanders Round 2 2014 UNION
Pat Cilliers Stormers Round 4 2014 UNION
Eddie Quirk Reds Round 12 2014 UNION
Richie McCaw Crusaders Test Match 3 2014 UNION
Josh Hoffman Broncos Pre Season 2014 NRL
David Shillington Raiders Pre Season 2014 NRL
Willie Tonga Eels Round 11 2014 NRL
Jason King Sea Eagles Round 12 2014 NRL

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