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Shaun Ellis will play with broken hand

Jets defensive end Shaun Ellis had a rough start to Sunday’s game.

“I tried to just finish [the first] series. Then, once I got to the sideline,
I said. ‘You know what, my hand is broken,'” Ellis said in a conference call Monday.  “Then they checked and were like, ‘Yeah,
you’re right, it is.'”

This being the playoffs, Ellis just got his hand wrapped into a club, then played the rest of the game.  The setup was partially responsible for Ellis not being able to wrap up Philip Rivers for a sack, but the team will take the same approach this week.

Ellis will undergo surgery after the AFC Championship, whether the Jets win or not.  The team considered having surgery this week, but he wouldn’t heal in time to play.  The extra week after the AFC title game would allow him to get ready for the Super Bowl if the Jets make it.

The Jets defensive line has done a remarkable job since Kris Jenkins was lost for the year, with Ellis leading the way.

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5 Responses to “Shaun Ellis will play with broken hand”
  1. ampats says: Jan 18, 2010 3:28 PM

    The Mayans were right!!!

  2. ACo says: Jan 18, 2010 3:31 PM

    Pretty amazing that guys can play with injuries like this. Hopefully it doesn’t hinder his performance too much in the upcoming game.

  3. The Notorious V.I.C. says: Jan 18, 2010 3:35 PM

    Man’s game.

  4. pubobby2004 says: Jan 18, 2010 3:57 PM

    play or don’t play. does it really matter? Indy, feel free to book your tickets to Miami.

  5. LovinBlue says: Jan 18, 2010 4:14 PM

    Wow. I am continually surprised by the toughness many football players exhibit. Great move, but I hope it diminishes his impact against Peyton next week. Go Colts!

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