Injuries are tough to deal with in every sport. With only 12 regular season games, they can be especially devastating in college football.
Sometimes the injured player leaves school for the NFL, whether it’s because he is a senior or because he leaves school early.
Take Sam Bradford, for example.
The Heisman Trophy winner injured his shoulder in the first game of the 2009 season, a year after winning the award and taking Oklahoma to the National Championship Game.
He subsequently left the Sooners following the season for the NFL.
The 2010 college football season featured its share of injuries as well. And unlike Bradford, some are returning to school.
Here are 25 players coming off of a 2010 injury who will have an impact in 2011.