Tuesday, August 5, 2014

NFL: The Year of the Neck Injuries

NFL has been battling concussions for the past few years. Changing rules to try reduce them. Some of the rules old school fans don't like as it takes some of the hard hitting away from the game. This year the issue appears to be neck and back injuries.

David Wilson, the 23 year old running back for the New York Giants might have played his last NFL game. His career apparently cut short due to a neck injury. You can read the story here.

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster considered retirement during the off season due to his back injuries. You can read the blog on the Houston Chronicle.

Neck injuries forced Green Bay Packers running back Johnathan Franklin to retire this off season. He was a fourth round pick by Green Bay in 2013. You can read the report in the L.A. Times.

Two running backs this off season /early training camp have had their careers called short. Another running back considered retirement due to back and neck injuries. I know there has been more throughout the leagues history. Just sames a lot so far this season. Of course football is a dangerous, hard hitting sport, that does take a toll on the players who play the game.


Rebecca Black said...

Well done!

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