So, Stafford separated his shoulder his rookie season, then need shoulder surgery (the other shoulder I think) his next year and a lot of fans, me included, said he was made of glass and a risk for the future of this team. Teammate Zack Follet called him a “China Doll”
Then he made his ironman run having started 135 straight starts, which is amazing. Now he may likely be out for the season. But can he be a China doll AND an ironman? Is there something inherently wrong with his skeletal system?
He has had a separated shoulder, surgery for AC joint repair and a clavicle shaving, and minor knee surgery to clean out some irritants and debris which kept him out of games. But he also has had injuries he played through including a broken finger, broken bones in his back last year and now different broken bones in his back this year.
So I say he HIS a China doll, but he’s also an amazing Ironman who plays through his fragile body problems whenever inhumanly possible.