By: Joey Neuman
NFL football has been hyped up throughout the year going into the preseason; however, it seems as if in the NFL, nothing can go as planned for the coaches.This year, there have been three specific major injuries just in the preseason.
One of the worst injuries is Tony Romo’s L1 compression fracture in his back. He acquired this injury on August 25 during a preseason game against the New York Giants. This will be the seventh year Romo has had a injury that can put him out for the season. Luckily for the Dallas Cowboys, they seem to have a great future with rookie Dak Prescott from Mississippi State.
Another injury is Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s torn left ACL. Bridgewater is out for the remainder of the 2016 season and will hopefully be able to fully recover before next season. The Vikings starting position will be handed over to 36-year-old Shaun Hill. “In 14 previous seasons, Hill has never started more than 10 games, “said who from ESPN? The Vikings are incredibly thin at the game’s most important position.” according to ESPN. Fans hope, the Vikings will be able to still push it to the playoffs and into the Super Bowl with a career backup as their starting quarterback.
Indianapolis Colts’ cornerback Vontae Davis also suffered a right medial ankle sprain while playing preseason football. Davis is set on a week-to-week diagnosis and has been seen with a cast on his right foot. The Colts seem to be stressing over this Pro Bowl player being injured. Being so, they signed veteran Antonio Cromartie to give them more depth in case of emergency. “At the start of camp, Colts coach Chuck Pagano said the team needed Davis at his best or their defense would suffer. It’s going to suffer, at least early in the season.” According to ESPN.
As the NFL preseason comes to an end, not all of the players that started the preseason with the team will be able to compete anymore due to injuries.