Early-season injuries affected the careers of several NFL players and important starters. Here are the 2022 players that missed much of last season.
Jaire Alexander missed 13 games last season due to an AC joint ailment, depriving Green Bay's secondary of their top cover man.
Bakhtiari had another knee operation and has no schedule for his return to practice. Yosh Nijman may cover Aaron Rodgers' blindside in Week 1 with Elgton Jenkins at right tackle.
Becton hurt his knee in Week 1 of 2021 and never returned, losing his left tackle spot to George Fant and moving to right tackle for 2022.
Conklin is recovering from a patellar tendon rupture. The six-year veteran suffered a dislocated elbow early last season, before the severe knee injury ended his year.
If there was ever a Jaguars season to avoid, it was 2021. However, Etienne has yet to play an NFL down after suffering a Lisfranc injury before to his debut.
On a similar timeframe as several Packers, Henry returned for the Titans' divisional game. The two-time running champion's Halloween foot injury cost many fantasy teams last season.
Hopkins appeared in only two of Arizona's last 10 games last season before suffering an MCL injury in Week 14. His 2022 season won't begin until Week 7 owing to a PED ban.
Last season, the Saints' problems went beyond throwing. Pro Bowl kicker didn't play. An offseason groin ailment sidelined Lutz all year, and he needed two operations to recover.
Mack made three Pro Bowls for the Bears, but a foot injury ended his 2021 season after seven games. He was subsequently traded to the Chargers in March.
A hamstring problem and twisted ankle cost him 9 games in 2021. It's unclear if Carolina will reduce his workload to keep him healthy all season.