Originally posted on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 3/8/13
Quarterback AJ McCarron led the Alabama Crimson Tide to a second straight national championship this past season. And he reportedly did so playing the final six games with injured ribs.McCarron said he suffered the injury while being sacked during an Oct. 27 game against Mississippi State. He was forced to limit his throwing in practice from that point forward due to significant pain.From ESPN.com:"I had three ribs come out of place," McCarron told ESPN.com earlier this week. "They kept popping in and out of place, the one at the top, and it was just a nagging pain the whole time."I couldn't throw much during the week for a long time, really almost up to the bowl game. I was hurting really bad through the week, and it just took a long time for those ribs to heal."The junior, who tossed 30 touchdown passes during the season, said the long layoff between the regular season finale and BCS National Championship Game allowed his ribs to recover."When it first happened, I still tried to throw some so our timing wouldn't fall off that much in our passing game," McCarron said. "That's one of the things that kind of put a damper on our passing game a little. I was injured, and we had so many receivers injured, so it was hard to do a whole lot in practice. That kind of threw us off a little, but we still kept it going."Via Chris Low
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