You know those stories about injuries during a game that, when you hear them, you cringe? Yeah, this is one of those.
It’s got a happy ending, though, for running back/special teamer Jason Wright. On the first punt return of the game, Wright was blocking a guy and he “beat me across my face and my thumb was stuck in his pads or something and it ripped it.”
Wright’s right thumb was not in a good place — literally. “I looked down and my glove was that way,” Wright said, showing a perpendicular angle. “I said, ‘That’s not good.’ ” Bone was showing.
“It didn’t hurt though,” Wright insisted, although I think was feeling a little queasy hearing the story. The only thing that hurt was getting stitched back up. “They slipped it right back in place.”
“It’s a game we needed to win and we all have our role, and it’s hard to thrust people into a role they haven’t done all week. That was the first thought,” Wright added.
Sounds like one of those crazy hockey players who never miss time. “Uh, no,” Wright said. “The doc was telling me when he was stitching me, ‘You know, these hockey players take stitches without any numbing.’ I said, ‘No, numb me up.’ There were a couple stitches where he didn’t numb it, and no, I don’t want to do that again.”
Wright said he’ll be able to splint it up and play. “It’s not a big deal. It just looked nasty. Kind of a Halloween injury.”
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