It seems that every year there are at least a few players that struggle to stay healthy throughout the season, and it really impacts their performance.
This season, there looks to be a number of players that are in for a tough year. Injuries have kept them out and they may struggle to return to form until the 2013 season.
Missing extended periods of time can cause players to lose their rhythm and prevent them from performing consistently. This can have a major impact on the standings at the end of the year.