Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford gets hurt even when it is the offseason.
Recently, Stafford went to what was supposed to be a routine check-up to examine the right shoulder he injured back in November. It was revealed that things were not healing as well as they could be, and Stafford was put under the knife.
Wait, have you heard this one before? No, this isn't a joke, or a re-post of an old story. This is new. For reals. Stafford, the number one overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, has already dealt with a career's worth of injury problems. He missed six games during his rookie season with various shoulder and knee issues, and sat out all but three games this season because of that troublesome right shoulder.
Now he's supposed to be out another three to four months. Really, he's the perfect poster boy for the Lions' futility.
In honor of Stafford's career arc so far, here are 15 other players who made getting injured an art form.