It hurts to be a running back

Injuries at the position are piling up; is the lockout to blame? Of course it is

Originally Published: October 26, 2011
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

When Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Earnest Graham made the wrong cut on the grass field at Wembley Stadium last Sunday and his Achilles tendon popped, you sensed it was going to be a bad day for running backs.

Redskins halfback Tim Hightower blew out a knee. Beanie Wells of the Cardinals suffered another knee injury. Saints rookie back Mark Ingram limped to the locker room with a heel injury. Willis McGahee suffered a hand injury that required surgery. Darren McFadden of the ...

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