Patriot's RB Laurence Maroney revealed that the shoulder injury that limited him to 3 games last season was a broken bone. He injured the shoulder against the Jets during the 2nd game of the season, sat out a week, then came back against SF Oct. 5, but looked tentative, refusing to lower his right shoulder for a first down. After the game, Maroney said he had "issues." The Patriots placed him on IR Oct. 20. "I had a broken bone and I was trying to play with it," said Maroney. "It's kind of hard to sit here and play and not tell people what is going on. Everybody is going to think one way because they don't really know what's going on. I dare anybody in this crowd to play football with a broken bone in your shoulder and you tell me how long you're going to last out there. "Doing it the second game and still trying to play, I feel like it still shows my toughness and my dedication to the team and how much I really want to contribute. The shoulder is great. Not good, great." Maroney acknowledged that it bothered him that some questioned his toughness. "It did, but everybody has a job to do," he said.
Patriot's RB Laurence Maroney shoulder injury
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