Monday, November 23, 2009
AFC North 2009 All-Injury Team
By James Walker
Injuries can make or break a team's season.
So far the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens have all had their share of players to go down. With that in mind, RJ from Virginia Beach suggests that I list my 2009 All-Injury Team in the AFC North.
Keep in mind some injuries vary and were/are more serious than others.
Quarterbacks: Ben Roethlisberger, head, Steelers; Carson Palmer, left thumb, Bengals
Running backs: Cedric Benson, hip, Bengals, Lawrence Vickers, shoulder, Browns
Receivers: Chris Henry, arm, Bengals; Second receiver TBD
Tight Ends: Todd Heap, chest, Ravens; Steve Heiden, knee and ankle, Browns
Offensive line: Jared Gaither, neck, Ravens; Andre Smith, foot, Bengals; Evan Mathis, ankle, Bengals, Rex Hadnot, knee, Browns; Justin Hartwig,toe, Steelers
Defensive line: Aaron Smith, shoulder, Steelers; Antwan Odom, Achilles, Bengals, Haloti Ngata, ankle, Ravens
Linebackers: Terrell Suggs, knee, Ravens; Eric Barton, neck, Browns; D'Qwell Jackson, biceps, Browns; Lawrence Timmons, ankles, Steelers
Cornerbacks: Johnathan Joseph, foot, Bengals; Eric Wright, shoulder, Browns
Safeties: Roy Williams, arm, Bengals; Troy Polamalu, knee, Steelers
Kicker: Phil Dawson, calf, Browns
Punter: Dave Zastudil, knee, Browns
Returner: Josh Cribbs, neck, Browns