Typically, when a player gets injured, he will be told to sit out for however long it takes to recover.
Not for defensive end Maxx Crosby of the Las Vegas Raiders.
Apparently, Crosby was on the field this season playing with a broken right hand and torn left shoulder.
Think about that for a moment.
It’s hard enough to be hitting players with the force you have to on the football field.
It’s painful to injure a hand and a shoulder.
Apparently combining the two wasn’t painful to Crosby.
It actually pumped him up.
To be accurate, it was supposedly more painful in practice rather than games.
Crosby has turned out to be the most reliable defensive end the Raiders currently have.
Out of Eastern Michigan, the odds were against him making it big and finding success in the NFL.
Nonetheless, the defensive end has proved his value to the team and the line quite literally is built around him.
With the arrival of defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, the hope is that Crosby can finally get the support he needs on the other side of the line, which should make Crosby even more efficient at his job.
Either way, the biggest point is that Crosby played through not one but two injuries. He quite literally shook them off, even though it was painful.
If that’s not a commitment to the team and the sport itself, I don’t know what is.
But that’s also the reason Crosby is one of the best in the business.
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