The hip-drop tackle continues to trigger serious accidents, each on the NFL and school stage.
Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis suffered a gruesome leg injury throughout Saturday’s recreation in opposition to North Alabama. Travis left the stadium in an ambulance.
The injury occurred when the defender legally grabbed Travis across the waist and dropped to the bottom, touchdown on Travis’s leg — and apparently breaking it.
The identical approach resulted in a season-ending ankle injury on Thursday evening to Ravens tight finish Mark Andrews.
The NFL thought of banning it final 12 months, however didn’t. The problem continues to be determining an alternate means for a participant who’s trailing the ball provider to convey him down. Diving on the participant pushes him ahead, presumably changing a primary down or scoring a landing.
Regardless, if the stewards of the sport care about participant well being and security, they should spend loads of effort and time contemplating all options.