In no other professional sport are injuries as prevalent as they are in the NFL.
In fact, after watching the way these humongous men throw their bodies around week after week, it’s a wonder that there aren’t more injuries.
A decent amount of the injuries that are sustained generally aren’t very serious, and most guys only miss a few games or simply play through their ailments.
But one of the most heartbreaking things in all of sports is seeing one of your team's best players go down with a season-ending injury.
Whether this injury takes place on the first snap of a preseason game or during the last few weeks of the season, it is never something anyone wants to see.
Not only is your team without a player it was counting on to produce, but the guy who was hurt has just endured an injury that was excruciating, and he will now have to miss the rest of the season.
With these types of injuries, the player is looking at a serious surgical procedure followed by months of rehab. And once they get healthy enough to be on the football field, they will have to prove that they can still be the player they used to be.
Regardless of what team you root for, you have to feel for the guy who worked himself silly to get ready for the new season only to have a 300 pound lineman roll into his knee during week two.
As we’re all getting ready to enjoy another great season of the NFL, here are 14 players who will be looking to rebound from serious injuries they suffered during the 2009 campaign.