Football at any level carries serious injury risk. Anyone watching, playing, writing about, reading about or even aware of the existence of football knows this to be true. They know it’s even more true at the professional level, where the players are faster and stronger, the hits are harder and the stakes are higher.
If Week 5 of the 2017 NFL season proved anything — other than the fact that the Chiefs are the best team in football — it’s that nobody is safe from the injury bug. Everywhere you turned Sunday, there was another player going down with a serious injury.
Let’s recap some of the most notable players that left their team’s game and did not return: