Every healthy player comes with some injury risk, and there's an aspect of luck - or lack thereof - in determining who goes down and who gets through the season largely unscathed. However, factors such as position, workload, age, body-type and injury history do significantly tilt the odds. Entering the 2013 season let's examine a few players at each position on the extreme ends of the spectrum - both the most durable and the most fragile. (Players who are not expected to be healthy for the start of the season are not included.)
Brees has started 111 of a possible 112 regular season games since signing with New Orleans. His lone missed game came in Week 17 as he was rested in preparation for the Saints' eventual run to a Super Bowl win. His quick release and few rush attempts ensure he does not expose himself to unnecessary collisions.
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