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Giants center played entire season with torn tendons in snapping hand

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It’s one thing to play hurt, but it’s another when the injury is tied to the specific body part most important to your job.

So what Giants center Weston Richburg did last year certainly sounds impressive.

Acccording to James Kratch of NJ.com, Richburg said he played the entire 2016 season with torn tendons in his snapping hand, after suffering the injury during the preseason.

He played through the entire regular season and their playoff game against the Packers, and had surgery this offseason to fix the problem. He said he’s now 100 percent, and will be able to take part in the offseason program. Richburg’s also heading into his contract year, as he’ll be an unrestricted free agent next year.

“I’m not even thinking about the contract, I’m just thinking about last year, and how things went,” he said. “I’m a much better player than I was last year. That’ll be motivation for me to go into this year and be better.”

At least he’s healthy this year, which can’t hurt his play or his bargaining position.

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9 Responses to “Giants center played entire season with torn tendons in snapping hand”
  1. jdzboyz says: Apr 21, 2017 9:47 AM

    So THAT’S why Eli threw all those interceptions last year. I knew there was a plausible explanation for it.

  2. elvis2013 says: Apr 21, 2017 10:24 AM

    Was it reported on the injury report for every game?

  3. justinstuckrule says: Apr 21, 2017 10:33 AM

    Hello from Weldon Road!

    First year of the post-Ryan Nassib era and my Giants are still a mess. They need o bring back he strong leadership of Tiki Barber as coach and GM.

  4. harrisonhits2 says: Apr 21, 2017 10:40 AM

    Ok was he on the injury report every game last year with a hand injury or did the Giants conceal this?

    If they concealed this we all know Goodell will turn a blind eye to one of his favored 5 of the Giants, Jets, Ravens, Steelers and Colts.

  5. burtmustin says: Apr 21, 2017 11:39 AM

    Torn tendons in his snapping hand? That’s terrible. I certainly hope that Eli autographed his game worn jerseys for him.

  6. neight33 says: Apr 21, 2017 11:52 AM

    @ All…If Richburg did not disclose the injury, the Giants would not have known, thus not putting it on the report. Patriots just won the Super Bowl…Pats fans are the only fans to complain while winning.

  7. gmen05 says: Apr 21, 2017 12:12 PM

    ^ It really is comical. Patriots have won two Super Bowls in the last few years, yet you still see their fans constantly whining and complaining on Giants articles. For fans of a team who wins quite often, you guys sure act like toddlers when things don’t go your way. Giants beat you guys 5 years ago and 9 years ago, and here you are. Move on, ladies.

    LOL

  8. mikespillane337 says: Apr 21, 2017 12:21 PM

    Tore them while moving eli’s fake helmets or carrying the walkie talkies on the field.

  9. jag1959 says: Apr 21, 2017 7:32 PM

    neight33 says:
    Apr 21, 2017 11:52 AM
    Pats fans are the only fans to complain while winning.

    gmen05 says:
    Apr 21, 2017 12:12 PM
    ^ It really is comical. Patriots have won two Super Bowls in the last few years, yet you still see their fans constantly whining and complaining on Giants articles. For fans of a team who wins quite often, you guys sure act like toddlers when things don’t go your way. Giants beat you guys 5 years ago and 9 years ago, and here you are. Move on, ladies.
    ______________________

    When it comes to getting indignant about rules violations Pats, Saints and to a small amount Chiefs fans are within their rights, they got whacked either for nothing or the equivalent of jaywalking. It’s when Pats fans take their whiny little cheap shots because they are still smarting from 18-1 they deserve to be dope slapped for their ‘hate us ’cause they ain’t us’ hypocrisy.

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