Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Cushing Played with Bad Wrist

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Cushing Played with Bad Wrist

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Houston Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing, the former Bergen Catholic star, said he played part of last season with a broken right wrist and underwent surgery after the season to have it repaired.

Speaking to ESPN.com at a charity event in Houston on Wednesday night, Cushing said he had the surgery because "it was something that had to be fixed.

"But I was playing with it broken for a while. It was kind of one of [those] things, after a game I woke up and it was sore," said the Park Ridge native, a former first-round draft pick out of USC.

"I've bumped my wrist before and I didn't think it was a big deal. It got a little better, got a little worse. This kept getting worse and worse. I figured something was up with it."

Cushing missed two games in 2014 and was limited in others. He finished with 72 combined tackles and one sack, including 17 tackles in a Week 3 loss to the Giants. …

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