NFL Injuries

The 2020 NFL free agency period will be like no other.

The 2020 NFL free agency period will be like no other.

Jaden Scamehorn, Memorial staff writer

The National Football League (NFL) season is officially underway and with it, tons of injuries have swept the league. 

Without key training camps, officials worry about the player’s safety. They fear players’ bodies are not prepared for the contact they are experiencing. With most training camps being delayed and or canceled players have not gotten the chance to prepare for the level of contact they are receiving. 

Scotty miller is one of the names who had taken a big hit from these injuries. He had been playing very well but wasn’t used to the contact that he would be hit with.

 If the NFL had given teams more time to prepare for the season, with more training camps injuries could be minimized in an easy way. 

Week two of the NFL season accounted for seven torn ACLs, not including the ones seen during pre season and week one of the NFL season. Three teams are feeling the effects of these injuries, the New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos are all in a world of hurt. 

New York Giants Running back, Saquon Barkley who was aiming for comeback player of the year, Saquon Barkley tore his ACL Sunday against the Chicago Bears. 

This is not the only time the second year back has been injured, his first year he received a high ankle sprain causing him to miss several weeks.

The Denver Broncos have two elite players that have torn their ACL, their starting Wide Receiver Courtland Sutton went down on Sunday. While arguably the best pass rusher in the league, Linebacker Von Miller tore his ACL three days before the season began. 

On the other side of the ball, expected breakout quarterback Drew Lock did not play in Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with a right shoulder injury.

Injuries have affected the 49ers in arguably the biggest way, they have lost several starters since the beginning of their season, the first being star Tight End George Kittle, who suffered a left knee injury week one against the Arizona Cardinals.

 On sunday super bowl Quarterback Jimmy Garopollo went down with an ankle sprain in the second quarter. Running back Raheem Mostert also left the game in the second quarter with a MCL sprain.

Deebo Samuel, the second year wide receiver tore his ACL early in the NFL offseason, he is expected to be back week four against the Philadelphia Eagles, however nothing is certain. 

Former second round pick, Nick Bosa, the second year Defensive end also suffered a torn ACL on sunday against the Jets. The 49ers have had arguably the worst of the injuries having several starters with torn ACLs. 

The San Francisco 49ers also lost cornerback Richard Sherman out with a sprained ankle early in the season, it is uncertain when he will be able to suit up. 

Questions are arising about how many more injuries will occur throughout the season, keep in mind all these injuries have occurred within the first three weeks of the season. 

The NFL is certainly monitoring each of these injuries and are looking for an answer to the many questions given. 

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