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Herzlich has broken hand

Posted on: October 7, 2010 3:52 pm
Edited on: October 7, 2010 3:59 pm
Boston College outside linebacker Mark Herzlich broke a bone in his left hand during Tuesday's practice, but is expected to play in Saturday's game against North Carolina State, according to multiple reports.

The Boston Herald reports that Herzlich practiced today (Thursday) but with his hand heavily wrapped.

The blog posting at the Herald focuses on the sprained left ankle of freshman quarterback Chase Rettig that may make him unavailable against the Wolfpack, but in the eyes of NFL scouts, Herzlich's injury is very much more newsworthy.

A broken hand may not seem like a big story, but NFL teams will be wary that Herzlich's recovery from Ewing's Sarcoma (a rare form of bone cancer) may leave him vulnerable to further injuries.

This concern could be magnified with Herzlich's new injury, especially considering that Herzlich broke his right foot during routine drills prior to the start of the season.

For obvious reasons, Herzlich is likely to be the most heavily scrutinized player during the medical testing at this year's Scouting Combine.

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