I signed a young regen (18) who got injured for 5 weeks with strained knee ligaments. Within two days of the injury his acceleration went from 16 to 13 and his pace went from 16 to 14.
Surely strained knee ligaments, for five weeks, should not have such a drastic effect on an 18 year olds pace. I also checked some hidden stats after seeing such a huge drop and his injury proneness is only 6 whilst his proffesional attitued is 17, his determination is 15 and his work rate is 14. I also have top coaches and physios.
This has left me completely baffled. Any other explanations as to why this has happened?