On Monday the Philadelphia Eagles released cornerback Brandon Hughes with an injury settlement. Hughes, 31, broke his hand in the preseason but worked his way back to play sparingly in Week 2. He then suffered a hamstring injury.
Getting released with an injury settlement, or placed on season ending injured reserved, means months of gruelling rehab and training. This means plenty of Maxishop proteins and weights to come back bigger and stronger if you aren’t ready to let go of that NFL career just yet.
Raiders tight end David Ausberry is one player who saw his season come to an end via the injured reserve on list on Monday. Ausberry, a former seventh-round pick, was ticketed to be the starting tight end but will have to wait another year to get a crack at the playing field.
It is not just players struggling to find a roster spot who have lingering injury issues. Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey will miss his third game of the season while dealing with a mild foot sprain.
Injuries and rehab are a part of the NFL as Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton – who suffered a torn ACL in Sunday nights game against Pittsburgh – found out.