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Redskins long-snapper Nick Sundberg played the entire second half despite breaking his left arm on the play when Saints receiver Courtney Roby scored a touchdown off a blocked punt.
Sundberg took the field a total of six times in the second half (two punts, two field goals and two extra point attempts) and managed to get the ball back to punter Sav Rocca (also the teams holder) each time. Sundberg said he never considered leaving the game and turning long-snapping duties over to center Will Montgomery.
I told [special teams coach] Danny [Smith] a long time ago that I dont care what happens. Ill play through anything, Sundberg said. Theyve given me the opportunity to play on this team and Im going to give them everything I have in every game I play in. It doesnt matter. Right when it happened, I knew. I was like, Dang it. This sucks. I think it helped that I had already broken it before, so I didnt know what to expect, but you know, I just kind of had to fight through it and tell myself that it didnt hurt. It was awful.
Sundberg said he suffered the same injury in high school. I can feel it moving around, yeah. I broke the same bone before, so I know what it feels like.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said hed never seen a player play through such an injury. There are not a lot of guys that can snap with a broken arm. It shows what kind of warrior he was today. Source: Washington Post
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Shanahan: “Alfred right now is our starting running back.”
— Rich Tandler (@Rich_Tandler) September 10, 2012
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