Talk about playing with pain.
Authentic Mens Joe Staley Jersey Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman said via social media on Thursday that he played 55 snaps last Sunday with the torn pectoral muscle that landed him on injured reserve Tuesday.
Freeman’s message on his Instagram account said he tore the muscle on the first play of the Bears’ 23-17 loss to the Falcons, yet he remained in the game and, in fact, led Chicago in tackles with 10.
Oh, and he suffered a concussion, too.
Though i didn’t know tearing my pec the first play of the game or getting a concussion was part of it haha I do know that God always has a plan! he wrote, in part, in his post.
Game Womens Lee Smith Jersey The Bears have said Freeman’s pectoral injury will require surgery.
Second-year linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski is expected to replace Freeman, the Bears’ leading tackler last season with 110, against the Buccaneers on Sunday.
Here’s a sampling of quotes from those who did (and did not) participate in these demonstrations.
Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers coach: I really think that more than anything it minimized it as a distraction for us and once we came to that determination it was business as usual. The big thing is that we remain united. This game of football is a unique one and we’re all blessed to be a part of it. … We will not be divided by this, we’ve got a group of men in there that come from different socio-economic backgrounds, races, creeds, ethnicities, religions and so forth. That’s football. That’s a lot of team sports. But because of our position we get drug into bullshit to be quite honest with you. Some have opinions, some don’t. We wanted to protect those who don’t and we wanted to protect those who do. We came here to play a football game today, and that was our intention. Tomlin and Steelers coaches stood on the sideline for the national anthem while all but one player stood in the tunnel.