KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Just about every NFL team has been cautious the first couple weeks of training camp, worried that an offseason wiped away by a lockout has put players at greater risk of injury.
Those concerns appear to be warranted.
Already, the Giants have lost cornerback Prince Amukamara to a broken foot, and the Lions have lost second-round draft pick Mikel Leshoure to an Achilles injury. The Detroit running back is among 10 players to sustain the same season-ending injury before the first preseason game kicks off Thursday night.
Dr. Thom Mayer, the medical director of the NFL Players' Association, says the lockout may be partly to blame for the rash of injuries. Players missed out on organized team activities and were barred from meeting with team trainers.