|Bart Scott has been bothered by a hyperextended toe. (US Presswire)|
Jets linebacker Bart Scott hasn't missed a game since 2005, an impressive stretch of toughness and luck. Unfortunately for Scott and his teammates, it appears that streak is coming to an end at 119 games.
According to the New York Daily News, Scott will miss Sunday's game against the Dolphins with a hyperextended big toe, an injury that's been bothering him since Week 3.
Earlier in the week, Scott showed reporters how he normally wears a size 12 cleat but was donning a size 13 1/2 shoe that had been taped and gauzed over with a so-called pillow inside for more comfort.
But for Scott, the streak apparently doesn't mean much.
“I don't care about a streak,” Scott said, via the Newark Star-Ledger. “If helping the team best is for me to be on the sideline, help these young linebackers see what's going on, then I'll do that.”
In order for his toe to heal, Scott would need to rest it for three to four weeks, but up until now, he'd been unwilling to do that. As the Star-Ledger writes: “Last week against New England, he played in just nine snaps, the toe throbbing while he tried to cut and change direction against an offense that planned to force him out into space. He's been looking to prove a point to his teammates about playing through pain, though this week has been especially difficult.”
“It's like losing a thumb on your hand. Everything you do comes off your big toe,” Scott said. “I've always prided myself on having a high pain tolerance, playing through things, and I just want to show my teammates I'm willing to bite down and continue to play and do what I can do to help us win.”
It doesn't appear that Scott will get that chance against Miami.
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