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Why do non-contact injuries occur during pre-season but not during the regular season?

Have you guys noticed that many players suffer injuries (torn acl's, achilles tendons) during the pre-season, but it does not happen nearly as much in the regular season practices? What do you think is the reason for this????
In a nutshell, months of inaction, followed by muscles being demanded to do unusual movements in awkward situations, before those muscles are essentially in game shape. It is why shortening OTAs and TC as a whole is a lousy idea. Most or many of our guys have their own workouts during the offseason, but the muscles aren't stressed as much as when on the football field with the body going pell-mell. Longer OTAs, longer PS workouts, longer times to get muscles in game shape would help the injury situation. Instead, this OTA-TC-PS period has been shortened. I believe this was a very short sighted move....and hence the injuries...on all teams.
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Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
In a nutshell, months of inaction, followed by muscles being demanded to do unusual movements in awkward situations, before those muscles are essentially in game shape. It is why shortening OTAs and TC as a whole is a lousy idea. Most or many of our guys have their own workouts during the offseason, but the muscles aren't stressed as much as when on the football field with the body going pell-mell. Longer OTAs, longer PS workouts, longer times to get muscles in game shape would help the injury situation. Instead, this OTA-TC-PS period has been shortened. I believe this was a very short sighted move....and hence the injuries...on all teams.

+1!!
What Paso said, but also, frankly, they do. We just dont hear about every little injury durring the regular season like we do at camp because they arent injurys that would keep them from playing or practicing durring the regular season. Most of these little injurys are not considered injurys durring the regular season, but are durring the offseason for the sake of not making the injurys worse. There is not a single NFL player that goes the entire season without an injury. They are all injured by the end of the season. They just play through it.
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Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
What Paso said, but also, frankly, they do. We just dont hear about every little injury durring the regular season like we do at camp because they arent injurys that would keep them from playing or practicing durring the regular season. Most of these little injurys are not considered injurys durring the regular season, but are durring the offseason for the sake of not making the injurys worse. There is not a single NFL player that goes the entire season without an injury. They are all injured by the end of the season. They just play through it.

In a sense, true. However, most injuries during regular season (even if it's just a hang nail) will be news online/radio/ESPN/etc. The difference is, in the regular season there's so much REAL football news going on that we may not notice the injuries as much as the off season (where anything is news) like some no name player's cat had diarrhea or some s**t like that
Because there's contact in the regular season?