Friday, October 28, 2016

Ask the Expert Question of the Week: Has your strategy for dealing with injury concerns changed this season?

There have been some confusing and conflicting injury reports this season. Do you have a general strategy for dealing with injury concerns and game-time decisions, and has it changed this season?

No real changes. I always look at whether or not the player practices on Friday. A full practice is best. Limited depends on the injury. If he does practice  and is questionable then it is pretty safe to think he will play on Sunday. If he is doubtful then of course I do not start him as he is most likely not playing. The dreaded game-time-decision is a nightmare if they are in the 4pm or Sunday or Monday night games. Planning for the contingency of "what if they don't play" is the smartest move. Often simply moving a player to the flex spot will open up more options in case such a player turns up gimp.  

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