Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 10/17/12
MADISON, Wis. By nature, football players are supposed to be tough. Sprain an ankle, rub some dirt on it, get back in the game. Pain is considered weakness, and weakness does not amount to winning.Given the disdain players generally show for sitting out with an injury, it's certainly not unusual for them to play through pain. But University of Wisconsin linebacker Ethan Armstrong is taking that concept to a whole new level.Last Saturday, Armstrong suffered a dislocated right kneecap during the fourth quarter against Purdue. The injury was bad enough that coaches wondered on the sideline if his season was over."When the normal person hears a dislocation of a kneecap, you're thinking he's done," Badgers linebackers coach Andy Buh said.But not only is Armstrong upright this week. He's been fully cleared to play against Minnesota in the annual battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe. Clearly, Armstrong's pain tolerance is higher than most. "It was pretty ugly," Armstrong said of the injury. "It j...
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