Saturday, September 15, 2012

Jaguar's Foot Injuries Puzzling Mularkey

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 09: Trainers look ...
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 09: Trainers look at Uche Nwaneri #77 of the Jacksonville Jaguars after being injured during a play in the first quarter of the season opener against the Minnesota Vikings on September 9, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
If you've taken a look at the injury list for the Jacksonville Jaguars, you might notice that there are an extraordinate amount of foot injuries. Mike Mularkey is wondering if the turf at Minnesota and Baltimore is the cause for this rise in foot injuries.
"Yeah, I'm just trying to figure out where it's coming from because it is an unbelievable amount of guys that have had that injury- something different but that same part of the body," Mularkey said Monday.
Three offensive linemen were injured in the loss at Minnesota: guards Eben Britton (ankle), Uche Nwaneri (ankle), and right tackle Cameron Bradfield (leg). Nwaneri returned to finish but the team is still waiting for the MRI results for Bradfield and running back Rashad Jennings (knee). Mularkey said they could be out for a few weeks; Britton is questionable but it doesn't look like a long term injury.
"It's the most amount of injuries I've ever been around. Foot, ankle, you think about the number of linemen we have lost with it, it's just unheard of. I don't know if it's bad luck. I am putting a little research out there with some of the turf teams if they're experiencing the same kind of issues we are with our ankles and feet. We have had an unbelievable number of injuries to that part of the body. More than I've ever been around," said Mularkey.

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