NFL players are dropping like flies and it’s not because of COVID-19.


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Many NFL players suffered season ending injuries on Sunday.

Carter Ericson, Staff writer

This past weekend the NFL was bombarded with a countless number of injuries, affecting 31 out of the 32 teams. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the only team that recorded no injuries on Sunday. Some notable names included New York Giants star running back Saquon Barkley. The former rookie of the year suffered a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season. In addition, San Francisco 49ers star pass rusher Nick Bosa also suffered a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the 2020-2021 season.

Many NFL players took to Twitter to express their concerns. Notable names include New Orleans Saints star wide receiver Michael Thomas.

 “A lot of injuries today I pray for protection and healing,” said Thomas.

 In addition, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. expressed his concern. 

“My prayers are up for all of my brothers that went down today. May god place his healing hand of grace upon you all, hate to see it,” said Beckham via Twitter.

The NFL is investigating Metlife Stadium after several 49ers staff and players were questioning the quality of the turf. 

“@NFL fix this trash Metlife turf, 2020 is so wack,” said 49ers defensive lineman Arik Armstead via Twitter. 

These allegations came after the 49ers lost six starters due to injuries on Sunday in their 31-13  win against the Jets. These injuries will prove costly as the 49ers try to return to the promised land (the Super Bowl) for the second straight season, after suffering a heartbreaking loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last year.

Many former NFL players believe that the lack of preseason games is to blame for the abundance of injuries.

 “You look at a lot of these injuries and they are acceleration-to-deceleration injuries. Not necessarily getting to prepare the body for those stressful environments means it isn’t as conditioned when it comes time to go 60 or 70 plays at full speed. Those little muscle fibers and connective tissues that hold things together are not as conditioned as they would be,” said former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Ben Leber via Twitter.

As the NFL prepares for its 3rd week of football, we only pray that these players stay safe from injury. For the players who were injured over this past weekend, fans all hope for a speedy recovery and pray that they can return back to their normal self.