Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Former Sooner Gerald McCoy Injured With Broken Hand Is Game-Day Decision

All-Pro defensive tackle and former Sooner Gerald McCoy said Tuesday he'll be a game-day decision for Tampa Bay's Thursday night NFC South matchup at Atlanta.

McCoy broke his left hand in Sunday's loss to St. Louis. McCoy said any decision will balance the risk of playing versus making the injury worse.

"Most of it is pain tolerance, whether I can tolerate it or not," McCoy said. "As much as you want to be out there, you also want to be smart because the risk of missing a game or a couple of games as opposed to the risk of the rest of the season, it's not worth it."

McCoy was not wearing a cast or any padding on the hand as he talked to the media. But his hand was placed in a cast later Tuesday, coach Lovie Smith said.

"There's always a risk you could make it worse," McCoy said. (More at ESPN)
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