It seems like every year the Detroit Lions are ravaged by injuries. Despite their success in 2011, most people would say the injury bug bit them hard and that was the reason they didn't finish better.
Believe it or not, the Lions were one of the teams least affected by injury in 2011. According FootballOutsiders.com, the Lions had the fourth lowest Adjusted Games Lost total in the NFL. AGL is games lost to injuries adjusted to only include star players and key backups.
Detroit's total AGL was 28. As a comparison, St. Louis was the worst in the NFL with 110.
Despite the hand-wringing last season, Detroit fans had it good. The Lions were healthier than most and that went a long way in helping them win 10 games.
It remains to be seen if they will have the same luck in 2012. After Saturday night's preseason matchup, it doesn't look so good. Their injury list has grown exponentially.
On the other hand, many of those injuries don't appear to be serious.
With the start of the NFL regular season over a week away, many Lions will have more than enough time to get healthy. Others are not so lucky.
The Lions have had it good, but there are still players who's prognosis is not good. Here are the players the Lions will miss the most in 2012.