Greenway fractured wrist a month ago, leads to early exit vs. Bears
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway revealed after the 23-20 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday that he's been playing with a fractured wrist since their Oct. 27 loss against the Green Bay Packers.
Greenway led the team with 10 tackles, three for a loss and was forced out in overtime after reaggravating his wrist on Sunday.
"It's been difficult with my grip, especially, in my right hand," said Greenway, who grabbed an interception early in the game that was negated by an offside penalty.
Greenway initially sprained his wrist in an Oct. 21 loss at the New York Giants and had it fractured in two places in a loss against the Packers.
"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."
Greenway, 30, is signed through 2015 and is capped at $6.9 million for 2013. He expects to keep playing despite reaggrevating the injury and is unsure if he'll need surgery after the season.
"This organization has been far too good to the Greenways for me to [sit the rest of this year]," Greenway said. "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."