Tom Brady, Tony Romo and Colt McCoy: Common QB injuries

Los Angeles Times—December 29, 2011

Sports fans have been buzzing over New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's limitations at practice, while he nurses an injured left shoulder. A concussion sustained three weeks ago has kept the Cleveland Browns' Colt McCoy out of the game. And though Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys is expected to play the New York Giants this weekend, he's been practicing with a wrap around his bruised hand.

To determine the nature of those injuries, a 2004 study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine used the NFL Injury Surveillance system to survey 1,534 quarterback injuries. The researchers, from Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, found that head injuries were the most common (15.4%), followed closely by shoulder injuries (15.2%).

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