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2011 NFL Injuries

As Sports 24 7 fans already know there have been numerous injuries this year that have left teams feeling a little more challenged than they were hoping to be at this point in the season. The Chiefs, for example, are down Tony Moeaki, Eric Berry and Jaamal Charles for the rest of the year.

Earlier this year that were concerns that there would be more season-ending injuries this year as a result of the lack of training camp workouts. Less training seemed dangerous to some, but it would seem that this wasn’t really the case. It may even be that veterans are staying healthier than usual because they had more of a break before heading into the season.

As with most things that have to do with the latest sports results, there is one surefire way to be sure and that is to check the stats. At this time last year there were 142 players on IR (injured reserve) and this year there are only 130. It’s not drastic, but it’s certainly a big enough difference to take note of. What will be interesting to compare will be how players perform – are they up to their usual standards without the pre-season training or will see see an accross-the board drop in performance as well. Certainly it will be an interesting thing to follow up on.

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