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Researchers at the the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford are working with retired international rugby players to find out more about the long-term consequences of the sport on players’ health.

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The study is being led by the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis, which aims to reduce the impact of sports injuries by examining the relationship between a range of sports and the subsequent risk of developing osteoarthritis.

Researchers involved in the project are collaborating with the Rugby Football Union and the Rugby Players’ Association to assess how playing and training as a rugby player might impact on a player’s health in the longer term.

Read more (Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences)