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Dareus had pinched nerve

Posted by Chris Brown on December 28, 2015 – 2:33 pm

Bills head coach Rex Ryan shed some light on the injury that forced DT Marcell Dareus from Sunday’s game.

It was initially called a shoulder injury, then changed to a neck. On Monday Ryan explained that Dareus had sustained a pinched nerve.

“Marcell had a pinched nerve, or stinger or whatever, but it was longer than that,” said Ryan. “We’re hoping to get him back. We hope to get him back.”

Normally with stingers there is only temporary numbness and not more than a minute or two later feeling comes back. That numbness apparently lasted longer than normal for Dareus, which is why the team did not return him to Sunday’s game against Dallas.

“Without question it’s scary, but it is a pinched nerve, so the feeling has come back,” said Ryan. “Usually we call them stingers or burners or whatever. We’ve probably all had them. Your arm goes numb for a little bit and then the feeling comes back, but that wasn’t the case. I think it was a concern, but after the game he was like, ‘Oh I’m playing (next Sunday).’ But we’ll see.”

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