Prof Page and teams from our Geelong emergency departments have for the first time published data on local AFL injuries to the wrist and hand. There were 528 presentations. Two thirds of the injuries were to fingers, and one third to the wrist, and most were children (60%). About 20% were female, mirroring an increasing female participation in the sport of AFL. All the injuries were related to uncontrolled direct contact or blows either from the ball eg ball vs finger , the ground or opponents. This is in contrast to leg injuries that can also be from twisting , running, kicking or pivoting as well eg hamstring strains. Congratulations to everyone for publishing this data.