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Redskins long snapper plays with broken arm

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In a development that immediately conjured images of Jack Youngblood, who once played a postseason game with a broken leg, Redskins long snapper Nick Sundberg remained in Sunday’s win over the Saints with a broken arm.

The injury happened during a blocked punt in the first half.  Sundberg finished the game, despite the injury.

It’s unclear whether Sundberg will be placed on injured reserve.  The team could choose to use the “designated for return” status, but with long snappers available anywhere and everywhere, it may not make sense to use the ability to bring an injured player back to the roster later in the year on Sundberg.

The only good news for Sundberg is that long snappers typically are mentioned when they screw up.  Sundberg is getting his name in circulation for something positive.

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13 Responses to “Redskins long snapper plays with broken arm”
  1. stataddict says: Sep 9, 2012 7:30 PM

    Score one for player safety.

  2. voiceofreasonsays says: Sep 9, 2012 7:31 PM

    With one arm he delivers the ball better than Weeden, Tannehill and Luck.

  3. skinsfan91 says: Sep 9, 2012 7:34 PM

    Reed Doughty’s fault. He didn’t block so Sundberg try to make up for it and got his arm broke.

  4. bigjd says: Sep 9, 2012 7:38 PM

    I wonder if anyone got paid.

  5. rjov says: Sep 9, 2012 7:48 PM

    My brother went snow boarding three times with a broken leg…for free Just imagine if he was paid millions to do it.

  6. ham1 says: Sep 9, 2012 7:48 PM

    Throwback performance.

  7. pepsilvia says: Sep 9, 2012 8:03 PM

    what a soldier.

  8. peytonneck18 says: Sep 9, 2012 8:07 PM

    That would explain why he let that punt get blocked.

  9. gweez76 says: Sep 9, 2012 8:27 PM

    RGLeaf. Oh…sorry, i guess that’s done.

    How was Andrew Couch?

  10. blackqbwhiterb says: Sep 9, 2012 8:33 PM

    He did ok, why can’t he play like that? Changing long snappers is bad karma, unless they bring back Ethan Albright-9 years in Washington never a bad punt snap!

  11. burgandyandgold says: Sep 10, 2012 6:53 AM

    I still don’t understand why the center cannot be the long snapper and why you need to take up a roster spot for someone who does one thing. Either way, hopefully he can stick around because this season will be special.

  12. phillyphannn83 says: Sep 10, 2012 9:31 AM

    sunburntshanny September 10, 2012, 7:50 AM EDT


    As a Redskin’s fan while I can appreciate your homer-ism, but stop anointing us division champs… it’s the first game of the season with a rookie QB who played exceptionally well. This DOES NOT mean that we’re running away with anything… We beat a team who had the 29th ranked pass defense last year and had no pass rush… We have a long way to go.

  13. sikologik says: Sep 12, 2012 1:13 PM

    skinsfan91 says:
    Sep 9, 2012 7:34 PM
    Reed Doughty’s fault. He didn’t block so Sundberg try to make up for it and got his arm broke.

    Not sure I buy that. I agree that Doughty missed the block on the play, but by the time it was his turn to block, the defender had already left Sundberg in the dust- likely already with a broken arm.

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