Greenway Playing With A Broken Wrist


Aug 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Chad Greenway (52) stands on the field before the start of the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings are a tough group of guys.  In a league where injuries are commonplace and many of them put players on the shelf for an extended time.   Some players have to fight through the pain and play no matter what.  Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway is one of those guys that played through the pain.

Back in October, Greenway sprained his wrist against the New York Giants.  He played through the pain, and then things got worse.  In the Vikings first game against the Green Bay Packers in week 8, Greenway’s wrist (the same one) fractured in two places.

"Nov 7, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway (52) tackles Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu (29) in the fourth quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings win 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports“It’s been difficult with my grip, especially, in my right hand,” said Greenway.  “We tape the heck out of it, [fractured] in a couple spots,” Greenway said. “I broke it against the Packers first game, drove it into the ground and the sprain sort of weakened it. This organization has been far too good to the Greenways for me to [sit the rest of this year]. These guys around this locker room, as trying as this season has been — I love these guys and it hasn’t been easy, but we stay together.”"

Greenway has no plans to miss any playing time because of this injury.  Despite the fracture, he led the team in tackles with 10 against the Chicago Bears.  He has shown he can be effective despite his ailments.  You can catch Greenway in action against the Baltimore Ravens next week.