Originally Posted by CloakNNNdagger
Just wanted to remind everyone about the new CBA rules dictating the first few days of TC practices. No real on-field work is allowed on the first day of camp, and no contact is permitted during the second and third days. Players are finally allowed to wear pads on the fourth day, but the old two-a-days have all but disappeared. Players can be on the field for no more than four hours a day, and only one padded practice is permitted each day, not lasting longer than three hours. And separated from the other practice by no less than 3 hours. The second practice may only be a walk-through, which is the football equivalent of a dance class, with players standing around without pads or helmets and walking through plays.
So if you see any injury during the first few days, you've got to ask yourself why? And the usual answer will lie within "conditioning."
I'm not sure I would agree with the ideal that most early injuries come from conditioning.
Though it ain't contact football, there's plenty of ways to get hurt even in the context of no full pads. Lots of big bodies in small spaces.