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Football injuries just a coincidence?

 

When you watch an NFL game, or even a college game for that matter, and compare it to ten years ago, the difference is night and day. Thanks to Tom Brady, he and many other high profile NFL quarterbacks are being protected from big hits. It has changed the game immensely, and in my opinion it has changed for the worst. This is a hot topic, and I am here questioning football injuries, but I am questioning the injuries no one is talking about it. In college football there have been more ACL tears than ever before. The NFL has also taken a hit from ACL injuries, but also from Achilles tendon tears. Why? Is it just by coincidence? I think not. As a football player, and any other athlete for that matter, the bigger, stronger, faster you are, then you have a better chance of success. This is common knowledge. Now you have defensive lineman that weigh over 300 pounds and can run 4.8 forty times, and in some instances faster than that. Just super human abilities. Are athletes putting on too much muscle and weight that their joints can’t handle it? Players put so much strain on knees and ankles that maybe players are getting to big and strong that their bodies can’t support it. Right now the sport is trying to figure out concussions, and that’s all well and good. But, as important as concussion research is, I think doctors need to take this into account. Some of these injuries are ending player’s carriers, but what can you do? Is there anything you can do? Or is it just coincidence?



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