The 2020 football season is fast approaching, and many questions about what it will look like are looming. Outside of concerns and protocols surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the biggest questions that I have is: how will the lack of preseason games and abbreviated offseason training programs affect player health over the course of the season?
As every commercial and email I received during the past four months have been more than happy to remind me, “We are in uncertain times…” Unfortunately, this sentiment has grown to include the start of the NFL season. Preseason may end up canceled to go along with, at best, a shortened training camp. Right now, the NFL is reluctant to adopt the “bubble” strategy other sports are employing. These choices may mean the season is at even more risk than other leagues.