I realize football is a damn physical game and there will be injuries but fergodsakes is this year worse than usual or am I just overthinking it? A follow a few other teams relatively closely and they don't have anywhere near our damage.
Not a Hoke fan (as a FB HC) but one thing I am going to give him mad props is no excuses revolving around injuries. Same as our BB coach who just go "next man up" and keep going, as opposed to a certain coach who speaks about weird guys costing them the game.
From my list we are essentially missing a third of the team - 7 out of 22! Then a few more "walking wounded" (obviously way below 100% ...and below the normal 85-90% a lot of other players are at this point with wear and tear). And those are only the guys we know about
- D. Morgan - a starter* (*lemon)
- J. Peppers
- D. Hill
- W. Henry
That is 4 starters*
Also on and off this year ("walking wounded") are
- R. Taylor
- J. Wilson
- E. Magnuson
- J. Chesson
- D. Green
- D. Funchess
- D. Gardner
Not a starter:
- K. Hill
- S. Morris
And any number of guys with the normal nicks and bruises and more serious things that every team plays with.
For a team that already has issues this sure is not helping things. I get losing 2-3 guys, long term but fergodsakes what have we done to displease the injury gods. 4 injuries in this past week alone? Cripes.
This bye is much needed and it sure would be nice if said football gods would grant us a player or three back after the break.