Injuries are a part of the high-impact sport of football. How a team copes with its injuries is generally a much greater barometer for success than how well it can avoid them. At this time of year NFL teams have relatively few health concerns to deal with, as the rigors of mandatory training camp and preseason games have yet to unleash the first barrage of injuries.
There are however, an array of players coming off of (or still rehabbing) 2009 injuries that will be watched closely as training camp approached. For young players there is the concern that a protracted injury could hamper their development. For older veterans, that it may be the beginning of a player’s body beginning to wear down.
Here are the injury concerns teams will follow closely in the coming months.