The Detroit Lions have finally shown how dangerous they can be when healthy. After two injury-plagued seasons in 2009 and 2010, the Lions found themselves on the outside looking in at success. With their main components finally healthy, the Lions wound up in the playoffs for the first time since 1999.
However, Detroit also showed how vulnerable they are with pieces missing due to health. The Lions defense and running game took a major fall due to injuries. The lack of a run game made the Lions a one-dimensional offense, and major holes were exposed with an injured secondary.
The Lions have plenty of vital players who can't afford to get hurt this season. Playing in the brutal NFC North with a statement season at hand, the Lions need to be as healthy as possible.
The only thing worse than the Lion's off-field issues this offseason would be more injury concerns. Here are five players who can't afford an injury this season for Detroit.