After Teddy Bridgewater damn near lost his leg about two years ago, it seems the league has a new epidemic. Move over concussions, here comes severe leg injuries. Yes, ACL tears have been around for ages and will continue to be a scary injury a player can suffer. But it seems everyone and their mother have been suffering ACL tears and leg injuries to end player’s seasons. So why is this? Why are player’s legs are giving out like Danny LaRusso’s in the Karate Kid? Is it Sensei John Kreese of the Cobra Kai dojo telling Johnny Lawrence to “sweep the leg”? Absolutely not, especially since most of these injuries are noncontact plays, not because that scenario is extremely unlikely.
I believe all these injuries are because NFL players are too strong. Seriously, no human being should be lifting weights like James Harrison. These freak athletes have finally found a limit to just how athletic they can be. NFL players are so fucking athletic that their legs can physically not handle it. Let this be a warning to all NFL players. It’s time to take a step back and not push your bodies to the absolute edge, that is until your ACLs can evolve to handle your skills.
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