Injury bug takes a bite out of Toronto
The "centre of the universe" seems to also be the centre of the injury ward when it comes to its professional sports leagues. Whereas bumps, bruises, breaks and tears are a reality for all teams, Toronto seems to have been ravaged by the injury bug especially hard in the last 10 months.
We here at CBCSports.ca have compiled the stats on how it seems that playing for a Toronto-based sports team (Toronto FC, Maple Leafs, Argonauts, Raptors) not only means it's incredibly rare to see the playoffs, it's even more probable that you'll land on the DL.
We began with Oct. 1, when the Maple Leafs lost free-agent acquisition Tim Connolly before the NHL season had started, all the way to this past Wednesday when Brett Lawrie came up lame after his leap at Yankee Stadium.
Also, with our Grade 6 math skills, we've tabulated that over this 282 day span (Oct. 1, 2011 - July 18, 2012), you could count on an average of one player going down with an injury every 4.27 days.