2010 NFL Pre-Training Camp Top Stories – Injuries

No matter in what point of the season, there is always an injury risk which can turn an NFL franchise’s plans upside down (Giants receiver Domenick Hixon pictured)

This time of year all every NFL team wants to do is get their starters and key people through OTAs, training camp, and preseason games with good health for the regular season.  I know every team in the league has to deal with injuries on a daily basis.  But you would have thought pre-training camp workouts in t-shirts and shorts could have spared players from being injured.

Even before 2010 NFL training camps have opened (Buffalo Bills report on July 25th) unfortunately there have been some serious injuries that have made teams make alternate plans.  Some notable pre-training camp injuries have been to Philadelphia Eagles FS Marlin Jackson (Torn Achilles Tendon – out for 2010); Giants WR Domenick Hixon (ACL – out for 2010); Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith (broken arm from playing a flag football game – out for training camp w/ start of regular season questionable); Carolina Panthers LB Tommie Davis (second ACL injury – probably out for 2010); Pittsburgh Steelers WR Limas Sweed (Torn Achilles – out for 2010); Denver Broncos LT Ryan Clady (Torn left patellar tendon – hurt playing basketball and will probably miss at least 6 weeks of regular season); Washington Redskins OG Mike Williams (blood clots – out for 2010) and New York Giants rookie safety Chad Jones  (leg injuries after car accident – out for 2010).

The other side of the “injury bug” are NFL players coming back from major injuries suffered during the 2009 NFL Season.  Some of the high-profile players coming back from injury are:

New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez (knee surgery – ahead of schedule and should be back for the start of training camp)

Philadelphia Eagles MLB Stewart Bradley (ACL – Ready for the start of training camp)

New England Patriots WR Wes Welker (ACL and Shoulder surgery – ahead of schedule with the hope of being ready some time before the 1st regular season game)

Philadelphia Eagles center Jamaal Jackson (ACL – will probably not be ready until into the regular season)

Atlanta Falcons WR Harry Douglass (ACL – ready for the start of training camp season)

Indianapolis Colts SS Bob Sanders (knee surgery – ready for the start of training camp)

Oakland Raiders WR Chaz Schilens (broken foot – probable for the start of training camp)

Arizona Cardinals CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (knee – questionable for the start of training camp)

Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner (ankle – should be ready for the start of training camp and has lost 20 pounds)

Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed (hip – questionable for the start of regular season)

Miami Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall (hip surgery – will be ready for the start of training camp)

Bengals DE Antwaan Odon (Achilles – questionable for the start of training camp);

Green Bay Packers DB Al Harris (ACL — questionable for the start of regular season)

Indianapolis Colts WR Anthony Gonzalez (knee – should be ready for the start of training camp)

New York Giants safety Kenny Phillips (knee – questionable for the start of training camp)

Washington Redskins WR Santana Moss (knee – probable for the start of training camp)

St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson (back surgery – probable for training camp)

Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre (ankle surgery – if he comes back…wink, wink.. he should be ready for training camp).

 

Lloyd Vance is a Sr. NFL Writer for Taking It to the House and Sports Journey Network , who is also an award-winning member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA)

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