There were plenty of reasons, coming into the 2010 season, to think that Matt Schaub would not be able to hold himself upright for an entire year. He was very injury prone in 2008 and 2007, missing a number of games, and his dislocated shoulder in Jacksonville in 2009 knocked him out for an entire half. He played with it for the rest of the season, and while that was gutty, it wasn't exactly a big check mark for his overall fragility.â†µ
However, after two straight years of not missing a start, there is now evidence to believe that Schaub has increased his pain threshold. He has gotten pulverized on plenty of plays over the past few seasons, and for all the talk of him being injury-prone, he didn't miss many games with major injuries. Dislocated shoulders, flus, concussions...these aren't exactly the kinds of injuries that have been happening to Matthew Stafford, to pull one name.
But that didn't stop FoxSports from naming Schaub their least durable player...for some reason. In a SLIDSHOW piece, Sid Saraf pulled a scouting report straight out of 2010 to talk about Schaub's durability:â†µ
Let's face it, he's a likable guy. He doesn't pop off at the mouth and he has tons of talent. Plus, men with a receding hairline always cut a sympathetic figure. But, he's gotta stay on the field. In 2007 he missed five games (concussion, separated shoulder) and another five in 2008 while dealing with knee problems. In his one complete campaign in 2009 he made the Pro Bowl. Coincidence? - Sid Sarafâ†µ
Totally relevant to the current date and time. What have I learned from this piece? That, like all other pieces of SLIDSHOW journalism, this man's opinion is to be completely ignored.â†µ