Well there is absolutely no doubt about we have had a terrible injury record this season but the main question is why? Injuries don't just happen and it certainly not down to bad luck all of the time.
I'm having a think about our injuries and some of the main ones that stand out for me are hamstrings (Lee Williamson and Jamie Ward) and muscular tears (Darius Henderson, Chris Morgan) which are both fatigued related injuries. Fractures and Breaks (Ched Evans and Gary Naysmith) are unfortunate injuries and are unavoidable no matter what environment where as fatigued injuries are caused by consent strain of a particular area and will usually go when pushed to the limit ie in competitive games.
On many occasions Blackwell has quite openly said "we train the way we play". Is this too much for the players to handle? Usually training is a build up of stamina and strength rather than a competitive environment where injuries can develop to breaking point. Whilst we all openly agree it has been a horrible run of injuries has the training methods been looked at, have we changed anything, have we reviewed the players through injuries and tracked it back to root cause?
I'm not saying this is the case but typically you can tell a bad manager by the amount of injuries his team incurs. Yes we have a number of bad injuries but I don't believe it is down to luck all of the top teams have low levels of injuries and like most things it is just not down to luck.
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