ogmagicfan wrote:The condensed schedule is clearly influencing injuries we’re seeing, and not having a long enough gap from last year and no training camp.
However there has in general been a disturbing trend in more serious injuries happening this past decade. I read a good article on ESPN a while back that saw playing basketball heavily from an early age was deteriorating players bodies once they reached the league.
That along with players being bigger & heavily focusing on one sport and the same movements seems to also be of blame.
Buddy of mine has major college degree in kinesiology, and his theory is that players today are simply too big and too muscular and put more stress on their joints.
When you look at footage of young Jordan, or prime Pippen, those guys are 210-225 pounds at most.