Originally Posted by baja
I didn't say he wasn't physical. I said he may have fragile bones, it's a genetic thing. There are linemen that play 12 - 14 years without missing a game. I love me some Kupe but the type of injuries and frequency are disconcerting.
He's in his 6th year in the NFL and these issues just started cropping up the last couple seasons. I'm pretty sure it's not a case of genetically weak bones. Besides, it doesn't even sound like this is a broken bone. Or do you think he has genetically weak ligaments too?
Oh and there are very, very few lineman who play 12-14 years without missing a game, and those who do are nothing more than very lucky. Having a 330 pound DT roll over your leg the wrong way is something that causes injuries no matter who you are. There's something to be said for inherent durability, but there's also something to be said for luck.