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NFL Injury Rates Keep Rising or Do They?

Beth Sullivan | August 4th, 2018

Each year when training camps open in the NFL hope for the upcoming season runs high with the fan base. Then the injuries begin happening and fans get upset. There are several calls to fire the strength and conditioning staff or multiple comments that the players didn’t do enough during their break between OTA’s and training camp to stay in shape. Everyone has a reason, but there are few answers as to what is causing the “spike” in injuries. So far two torn achilles tendons, 11 ACL tears, and 6 hamstring injuries have been reported and we are only halfway through the second week of training camp.

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