Injuries to NFL Football Players Are All Your Fault

In a game as brutal as football, injuries are unavoidable. The speed of the game; the strength of the players; the random trajectory of tackled and blocked bodies bouncing into vulnerable extremeties. All explain why the sport of football takes down its own athletes at such an alarming rate.

Joe Theismann early 90s

But there is another reason for all the carnage. Namely, you. Read more…

Shawne Merriman & His Bionic Knee To Play In ‘08

The 2008 NFL season starts in seven days. In that time, rosters will be trimmed, starting jobs will be won, and Shawne Merriman will have visited five different orthopedic surgeons to get opinions 6-10 on his knee.

Shawne Merriman

Actually, Merriman only needed four second opinions advising him to sit out the season and have surgery … to convince himself that he would, in fact, play. Makes you wonder why he consulted a doctor in the first place.

The Chargers organization has been scrutinized for the decision to allow Merriman to take the field with a career-threatening injury, but maybe playing with damaged posterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments isn’t as bad as it sounds:

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