Report: Number of NFL players on injured-reserve list is up over 2009
Does it seem as if the number of injuries in the NFL is up this year? Being a Red Zone zombie might contribute to that perception. So might a day like Oct. 17, when there were a number of dangerous hits that prompted the NFL to take action.
But the numbers, as compiled by Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com, indicate that there have been more injuries so far this year.
Dating back to the offseason, NFL teams have already placed 34 more players on injured reserve through 10 weeks (311) than at this point last year (277). The final numbers will assuredly be the highest since the NFL began playing with 32 teams in 2002.
While no one knows know what the ultimate numbers will be, it's a certainty that they'll be cited every time the conversation turns to a increasing the season to 18 games.
| November 18, 2010; 11:06 AM ET
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