Two thumbs up

Woody, Paul
November 2005
Sporting News;11/25/2005, Vol. 229 Issue 47, p40
The article reports that earlier this season, football team Washington Redskins' tackle Jon Jansen broke both of his thumbs within a matter of days, his left one during practice and his right one in the opening game against the team Chicago Bears. But Jansen didn't miss a snap, continuing to play with foam rubber covering the casts on his thumbs. On the field, Jansen was unable to rely on his blocking technique, by which he gets an inside grip on a defender's jersey on both sides of the sternum and steers him one way or the other.


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