Spectators risking life and limb for love of the game

In a first of its kind, this study looked into injuries that fans sustain
Cartoon: Andrew Weldon

Concussions, fractures, bloody noses and other injuries are an occupational hazard for athletes.

For spectators, on the other hand, a cricket ball to the head or being mowed down by a wayward cyclist is less than ideal, yet there is no body of literature on spectator injuries.