Week 17 marked the end of the road for many NFL teams, and there were some injuries to top players as well.
Losing star players is always difficult. However, some of the top guys banged up on Dec. 29 play for teams headed to the playoffs or for teams in contention, which is even tougher to handle.
More often than not, healthy teams advance deep into the postseason, while teams that get hit hard by the injury bug usually fall by the wayside.
With the Wild Card Round of the 2013-14 NFL playoffs coming up on Jan. 4, there isn't much time for competing teams to get healthy.
Here's a look at the marquee players who found themselves on the trainer's table in Week 17.