Table 1

Proportion of top junior Australian footballers agreeing with attitudes and beliefs with regard to injuries (n=103)

*Wording is as specified in the questionnaire.
I believe that it is safe to play with injuries5.8
I am willing to play with injuries58.3
I would risk playing with an injury if I thought my chances  of being selected for the AFL draft would be affected if I didn't play76.6
Players who continue to play with injuries are likely to  suffer problems later in life64.0
I believe that players should be fully rehabilitated before  playing football again after they have suffered an injury69.9
I admire AFL players who continue to play when they are  injured40.7
The media (television, newspapers, radio) glorify AFL  players when they continue to play when they are injured50.5