2011 saw a number of key NFL stars hit the injured reserve list during the year, due to a wide range of injuries. Just how will these 23 stars return to form in the 2012 campaign?
Our presentation today is looking at the various factors that these stars are facing in 2012 and then coming up with a prediction based on the factors to project what kind of production we can expect this year.
In case you are wondering, this isn't a presentation highlighting every 2011 player that was injured. We are focused on players that are stars in the league, so players like Knowshon Moreno, Josh Morgan and Mikel Leshoure won't be making an appearance.
One other note is that the players in question were injured during the 2011 season, so since Peyton Manning never played in 2011, he won't be on the list either. There are quite a few offensive linemen we could have added, but it is extremely difficult to predict what their 2012 season will look like from a quantitative perspective. Please note that we are focusing on players that are currently a member of a 2012 NFL team.