We’re only going into the 4th week of the regular football season and already we’ve seen a huge percentage of below the knee injuries. Why? Who knows, perhaps it’s just bad luck. But we do know that the NFL team trainers have a lot to deal with this season.
Here’s a list of foot and ankle injuries suffered by NFL players so far, and this may be the biggest list we’ve seen this early in the season.
DeAngelo Hall of Washington is out for the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon.
The most significant injuries, which will cause each player to miss playing time are:
DeAngelo Hall, Washington, ruptured Achilles tendon, out for the season
Robert Griffin, Washington, dislocated ankle
Kam Chancellor, Seattle, bone spurs in ankle
Geoff Schwartz, New York Giants, dislocated toe
Danny Woodhead, San Diego, high ankle sprain
Tramaine Brock, San Francisco, sprained toe
Vernon Davis, San Francisco (they’re just saying “ankle injury”)
Manti Te’o, San Diego, right foot fracture
Rod Streater, Oakland, foot fracture
Tyvon Branch, Oakland, Jones Fracture
Jon Beason, New York Giants, foot fracture
Matt Cassel, Minnesota, fractured foot – multiple bones
Koa Misis, Miami, ankle injury
Jamaal Charles, Kansas City, high ankle sprain
Arthur Jones, Kansas City, high ankle sprain
Jonathan Goodwin, New Orleans, high ankle sprain
Matt Tobin, Philadelphia, high ankle sprain
Khaled Holmes, Indianapolis, high ankle sprain
Joe Reitz, Indianapolis, high ankle sprain
And there have been less serious foot and ankle injuries to:
Brandon Bair and Wesley Woodyard, Tennessee; Dri Archer, Pittsburgh; Miles Burris, Oakland; Chris Johnson, New York Jets; Tamba Hali, Kansas City; Damien Williams, Miami; Husain Abdullah, Cyrus Gray, and Eric Berry, Kansas City, Storm Johnson, Toby Gerhart, Mickey Shuler, Paul Posluszny, and Allen Hurns, Jacksonville; T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis; Johnathan Joseph, Garrett Graham, Andre Johnson, Houston; Calvin Johnson, Detroit; Brandon Marshall, Chicago; A.J. Green and Marvin Jones, Cincinnatti; Robert Woods, Da’Norris Searcy, and Lee Smith, Buffalo; Harry Douglas and Devin Hester, Atlanta; and Andre Ellington of Arizona.
See our point? That’s a long list, and we’re especially curious about the number of high ankle sprains. We don’t recall having ever seen that many at one time – especially in week 4.