Hester has torn rib cartilage

Hester has torn rib cartilage

Posted by Bob LeGere on Thu, 09/18/2008 - 13:38
Devin Hester's injury has finally been revealed as torn rib cartilage. It did not originally occur on the last kickoff he returned before leaving the game in the third quarter, but it was aggravated on that play. “Earlier in the game I landed on it kind of funny on a tackle and it knocked the wind out of me a little bit, but I didn’t show (it),” Hester said Thursday afternoon. “I got up and played it off. Later on in the game, I tried to make a move on the sideline and it popped. It was some kind of awkward way I turned in trying to avoid a tackler and get out of bounds. I just felt it pop.” Hester said he'd like to play Sunday, but it might be wiser to take a game off and allow the injury to completely heal. “I’m feeling a lot better, so I'm hoping by the end of the week I will have no pain,” Hester said. “(But) if I go out there and it’s not healed all the way, then I could damage it even more. I'm trying to get as much treatment as I can and hopefully I'll be ready.” Therapy includes rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medication and electric stimulation to facilitate healing.
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