The League

THE QUESTION

Is There Too Much Pressure to Play Injured?

With Cowboys tight end Jason Witten trying to play with a broken rib, does the NFL salary structure and gladiator culture compel players to take undue risks?

Posted by Emil Steiner on October 29, 2008 1:21 PM
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OZZIE: Yes, because as a starter the overpaid rookies are breathing down your neck and no one's job is safe if they go down for a season. Also the...

Check My Balance: Its clear that the NFL salary structure creates a scenario where players play through pain and injury, potentially doing more damage to them...

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OZZIE :

Yes, because as a starter the overpaid rookies are breathing down your neck and no one's job is safe if they go down for a season. Also they way they structure contracts rewards those who play injured by not missing games.

Check My Balance :

Its clear that the NFL salary structure creates a scenario where players play through pain and injury, potentially doing more damage to themselves.

 
 
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