mkultra wrote:This statement, IMO, embodies a common failing of fantasy managers. HEALTH IS A SKILL. But because it's not a stat on a spreadsheet, so many people pretend like it doesn't matter.
Exactly. Luck often contributes to whether and when and injury occurs, but skill determines whether he'll play anyway.
Lou Gehrig once had a seizure on the field during a game and came back and played the next day. He also was knocked unconscious by a ball and stayed in the game. At the end of his career he had an x-ray of his hands which showed 17 fractures, both new and old, yet each one he played through - 2130 games. There is no doubt that Ripken was injured throughout his streak as well, and because of his stellar conditioning and training regimens, he was able to play through every last one of them.