It is, of course, accurate to stress that footballers are not alone in worrying about the implications of Covid-19 for their future.
o industry is safe from concerns about what the ongoing stoppage means for them in the short and long term.
In the League of Ireland, where the best players struggle to get a mortgage due to the perception of the lack of job security, a somewhat precarious existence is almost accepted as an occupational hazard.
Given that average wage for the pro in the Premier Division here is in the region of €500 per week, the Government's subsidy scheme has actually insulated Irish-based players to some degree.
For Championship players across the water living in a bubble where wages can vary from £5,000 to £50,000 per week, talk of clubs not being able to pay wages will terrify those who spend according to their means.
This is arguably the level of the sport that has been exposed by the unexpected chaos, and will therefore be most vulnerable to the consequences.
But, as time passes on these shores without the kick of a ball in sight, anxiety will grow, especially as the wage subsidy scheme is a tap which is not guaranteed to stay on beyond June.
Paschal Donohoe announced increases yesterday that will further benefit lower-paid workers but the clock is ticking and the problem for footballers is that they know they will be amongst the last to return to normality.
Players are aware of worst-case scenarios raising doubts over whether the 2020 season can resume. The PFAI are providing weekly updates to players around the country through their reps, but the reality is that nobody is able to offer clarity and certainty about when football might restart.
Even at an amateur level, there's confusion. It's understood that junior leagues in the Dublin area were trying to devise plans which would involve players driving to games with their kit on to avoid congregations that breached distancing regulations.
But they still have to tackle each other. That's a reality which challenges the argument for behind closed doors LOI games too, although the main opposition to that is that it will not alleviate financial concerns.
For all that bored fans might be willing to pay for a streaming service, it won't make up for the considerable loss of budgeted match-day revenues.
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More pertinently, if closed-doors football is permitted here, it will be happening in the UK too and with Premier League authorities essentially talking about playing games every day, the logic of going head to head is dubious at best.
That doesn't paint a cheerful picture, although the comfort to players here should be that whenever activity resumes, they will be needed, although 2021 contract offers will unquestionably trend downwards.
In other industries, the jobs market will become much more squeezed. But it's a testing period nonetheless, and players' union chief Stephen McGuinness is keen for the message to get out that mental health professional Mary Larkin is on hand to help those who are finding it hard.
Larkin penned a message which was distributed to PFAI members over the weekend.
She spoke of how coping mechanisms for injuries and contract matters will have to be adapted to this crisis.
"The current situation with Covid-19 will call on all the mental fitness and resilience that you have in reserve to gain personal growth from the restrictions during the pandemic," she wrote.
St Patrick's Athletic goalkeeper Brendan Clarke has offered a glowing endorsement of Larkin's services, asserting how she had helped him with a previous issue.
Talking through a problem instantly made it all the more manageable.
From the outside, the assumption about the cessation of activities is that players at the lower end would be the most affected but it's not that straightforward.
Leading lights at the top clubs who earn well in excess of the average wage will have financial commitments tied in with that. Shamrock Rovers last night asked their players to take a wage cut in the region of 25 per cent.
Any players eyeing up summer moves overseas - and there is more than one LOI star with clauses in their contract facilitating July approaches in addition to a significant contingent on loan deals - must now wonder what a redefined year means for them.
That's a first-world problem compared to worry around paying bills but, similar to Irish teenagers on the UK trial circuit, the loss of life-changing career opportunities may be the collateral damage in a football context.
Yes, that pales in comparison to the bigger picture, but it's a valid concern for those immersed in it. With training bans removing structure from lives that tend to be carefully mapped out, there's a lot of thinking time and that can be unhealthy for young men.
That's why it's advisable for a careful choice of language around the broader outlook, much as there is a clamour for predictions about return dates.
For all that realism is necessary, definitive conclusions from the armchair can be insensitive to the needs of those people whose well-being relies on it. Especially when experts aren't all on the same page.
The FIFPRO survey of Irish members has provided proof that levels of anxiety and depressive symptoms have risen well above normal levels. This needs to be a factored in to every stage of the decision-making process.