The NFL has recently been compared to gladiators going up against one another in the battlefields of Ancient Rome. While that might be a little bit of a stretch, I can understand the comparison to an extent.
Players have gotten stronger and the advancement in equipment just hasn't been able to catch up throughout the last decade or so. With this comes more serious injuries from players on the football field. These injuries are even more magnified with the trend towards social media around the world. We find about about a player's condition immediately after he is carted or helped off the field. This wasn't the case just 20 years ago.
The 2012 season is going to begin with a whole bevy of different players suffering through and attempting to recover from serious injuries. Can Adrian Peterson perform on his reconstructed left knee? Will Peyton Manning ever be the same after multiple neck surgeries?
This article is going to focus on six different players that have medical red flags heading into training camp later this month. I am going to focus on what their long-term prognosis is on the football field and the type of injuries they have had to suffer through.