For more than five decades, Americans have been flocking to the game of football because of the thrills, the matchups, and the players. Few have denied that the game resembles a modern colosseum filled with violent clashes and oversized gladiators. But over the last several years, as injuries have often exceeded the number of scoring drives, Americans have been giving the game a second thought. We accept that the players have accepted the risks, but we no longer relish in the damage we see inflicted on their bodies. Case in point: Deondre Francois.
On Saturday night, a marquee matchup between Alabama (#1) and Florida State (#3) was already in hand by the fourth quarter. Alabama had the game under control, but the popular sophomore quarterback, Deondre Francois, still got sacked from behind and felt his left knee get rolled over. Francois stayed down for several minutes and it became apparent that this was likely to end his season. Reports confirmed that he would require surgery and a lengthy recovery before he could even think about playing again.
Upon seeing an injured player, the philosophy of the game is simply this: next man up. But if these kinds of injuries continue to increase and parents pull more and more kids from secondary level games, there will be fewer and fewer players available to fill the void.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a personal or catastrophic injury, please contact the law offices of Beers and Gordon P.A. for a free consultation. Our firm serves all of Seminole, Orange, Volusia, Lake, and Brevard counties, including Oviedo, Winter Springs, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Longwood, Winter Park, Lake Mary, and Greater Orlando. Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience ready and willing to go the distance on your case. Call us right away at 407-862-1825.