You can't get too high in NFL

Paul KasprzakContributor IApril 28, 2010

According to the Denver Post, Denver Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady partially tore a patellar tendon over the weekend playing basketball.

Clady’s injury is a stark reminder that outside of winning the Superbowl a team just cannot get to high.

Injuries are a part of sports and it is common for National Football League players to tear up their knees playing basketball as the same amount of movement and stress that exerted in the NFL.

I am surprised that NFL teams haven’t wrote in the contracts of players that they cannot play basketball as there is a history of players suffering knee injuries playing basket ball in the offseason.

The first one I remember is is former Buffalo Bill cornerback Nate Odom as he signed with the Seattle Seahawks in 1994 as a unrestricted free agent and before he even played a down for the Seahawks he tore up his knee playing basketball.

In the end, considering Clady’s weight it will probably be more than the reported four month before he hits the field again.