Injuries are an unavoidable certainty in the NFL, but it's never easy to deal with them when they happen.
With just a month and a half remaining on the regular-season schedule, losing a star player for any amount of time can be a death blow to teams with playoff aspirations. This is especially true for teams with shallow rosters outside their marquee talent.
Case in point: The Green Bay Packers haven't won a game since Aaron Rodgers went down with his collarbone injury.
Week 12's action claimed a few such players who suffered injuries that could prove costly to their respective teams. Here's a look at the star players who were battered and bruised on the gridiron this weekend.