defensive injury


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defensive injury

An injury to the fingers, hands, wrists or extensor surfaces of the arms in an attempt to ward off an assault by another person. Such injuries include abrasions, bruises and other forms of blunt trauma, cuts, fractures, gun shot wounds, and lacerations.
See also: injury
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Neale Cooper admitted last night he feared Hartlepool were heading for a defensive injury crisis following knocks to both Hugh Robertson and Jack Ross.
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Hurst was taken on by Blues boss Lee Clark to help cope with a defensive injury crisis.
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SPURS have been linked with a move for pounds 5m-rated defender Daniele Bonera from AC Milan as manager Harry Redknapp looks to ease his defensive injury crisis.
The hosts are coping with a defensive injury crisis after Bruno Saltor, Alexis and David Navarro were all ruled out of Thursday's 1-0 defeat at Bruges.
SIR ALEX FERGUSON has ruled out making new signings to ease his defensive injury crisis.
DAVID O'LEARY has thanked 'Steady Eddie' utility man Ulises de la Cruz for helping Aston Villa to survive a defensive injury crisis - and silence the terrace boo-boys.

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