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Dealing with the injured player by David Clarke
October 15, 2009, 10:38 am
Filed under: Dan Cottrell, Rugby Fitness, Rugby Team Management | Tags: , , ,

An injured player is damaged physically and mentally.

There are plenty of sites and people who can help fix the player physically, but what can we do as coaches to help the mental anguish.

An injury leads to a number of mental states, which can go from despair to denial to realisation.

Avoiding psycho babble at this stage, you have to empathise with the situation first. Then you need to reassure the player about coming back to play.

It is such a crucial area of man management which is often left to quick words at rushed moments which can exacerbate the player’s emotional state. More on this area in the next few weeks.

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