I read a somewhat comical article prior to the Week 7 games. It concerned Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro Tackle Jon Runyan, and his slipping and falling out of a tub a few days ago.
Can you imagine the loud thud this accident caused and how many tremors it may have registered on the Richtor scale at that moment?
Of course, I'm sure the mammoth O-lineman failed to see the humor after feeling immense pain shoot up through his posterior. And his coaches/teammates/trainer felt it was merely a deep bruise.
Well guess what?
PhillyBurbs.com reveals that the 6-7/300+ behemoth actually fractured his tailbone.
With the alarming number of football injuries amassed thus far -- less than halfway through the regular season -- this one is quite unique.
And although I don't relish the thought of someone going down to injury, it has to help our chances against the Eagles in Week 9 if Runyan doesn't play.
Read the rest of the article below...
Runyan said last night on his weekly WIP radio show that he actually fractured his tailbone when he slipped getting out of the cold tub at the NovaCare Complex following practice on Thursday.
He missed practice on Friday but was able to play the entire game against the Bears Sunday after receiving a painkilling injection before kickoff.
"I didn't feel anything except a needle jabbing me in the butt," Runyan said. "I was fine during the game, but it wasn't fun when it wore off. That's what woke me up at 3:30 this morning."
Runyan, the left tackle on the Eagles' 75th anniversary all-time team, has played in 165 consecutive games, the third-longest current streak in the NFL behind Packers quarterback Brett Favre (243) and Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks (182). Including playoffs, he's played in 178 straight games.
Despite the injury, Runyan is expected to play in No. 179 in a row on Sunday, when the Eagles face the Vikings in Minneapolis.
It's been 13 years since Runyan missed a game because of injury. A foot injury he suffered late in his sophomore season at Michigan forced him out of the 1994 Holiday Bowl vs. Colorado State in San Diego.
Source Link - http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/ne...
Although he plays for Philadelphia, you gotta admit that his streak is quite admirable -- and it shows just how tough a guy he is.
Plus, even though this latest injury has gotta be a royal pain in the butt (literally), I wouldn't be surprised if he went out there and played anyway -- against Minnesota in Week 8 and against our Beloved Cowboys in Week 9.
Whether he plays or not, I hope this does give our D-line some kind of advantage...