Houston Texans Injuries: The Wall Street Journal's Breakdown Of The NFL's 1,300+ Injuries

We need this man healthy in 2014. - Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

The Wall Street Journal tweeted out a nice little infographic detailing how many-- and where-- injuries were sustained leading up to the Super Bowl. How does it compare the Houston Texans' lengthy IR list?

Via the Wall Street Journal comes this very informative graphic-- an "infographic," if you will-- showing us all the various injuries your gladiators of the NFL have suffered this year.

The knee is the biggest culprit coming in at a whopping 300. Torn knee ligaments will probably continue being the most common injury. I would wager that this is pretty constant in the last 20 or so years of the NFL.

Ankles and those pesky hamstrings round out the Top 3, unsurprisingly.

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For reference, here's the most current members of the Houston Texans on Injured Reserve.

# NAME POS. HT. WT. AGE EXP. COLLEGE
16 Bonner, Alan (HAMSTRING) WR 5-10 191 23 R Jacksonville State
34 Bouye, A.J. (HAMSTRING) CB 6-0 191 22 0 Central Florida
56 Cushing, Brian (KNEE) ILB 6-3 249 27 5 Southern California
23 Foster, Ariann(back (BACK, HAMSTRING) RB 6-1 227 27 4 Tennessee
62 Frierson, Evan (WHO???) ILB 6-2 234 R Illinois St.
88 Graham, Garrett (HAMSTRING) TE 6-3 243 27 4 Wisconsin
24 Joseph, Johnathan (TOE) CB 5-11 188 29 8 South Carolina
39 Karim, Deji (DSHOULDER) RB 5-8 209 27 4 Southern Illinois
17 Lemon, Alec (HAMSTRING) WR 6 207 0 Syracuse
38 Manning, Danieal (KNEE) S 5-11 212 31 8 Abilene Christian
77 Quessenberry, David (FOOT) OT 6 307 23 0 San Jose State
47 Smelley, Brad (LOL) FB 6-2 235 24 1 Alabama
44 Tate, Ben (RIBS) RB 5-11 217 25 4 Auburn
73 Williams, Brennan (KNEE) OT 6 314 22 0 North Carolina
54 Williams, Trevardo (KNEE) OLB 6 237 23 0 Connecticut

Our list is pretty consistent with the most common afflictions, unfortunately.

The WSJ has got nothing on Vega/MDC's injury report though.

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Happy Monday and get ready for SNOWMAGEDDON if you're in Houston.

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