Nick Sundberg Breaks Left Arm, Continues To Snap In Redskins’ Win
NEW ORLEANS – Long snapper Nick Sundberg broke his left arm on a blocked punt with 46 seconds left in the first half of the Washington Redskins’ 40-32 victory at New Orleans and still finished the game, snapping the ball nine more times.
“I told Danny [Smith, the special teams coach] a long time ago that I don’t care what happens,” Sundberg said. “I’ll play through anything. They’ve given me the opportunity to play on this team and I’m going to give them everything I have in every game I play in.”
Sundberg broke the ulna in his left arm, the break visibly swollen but without a cast after the game. He said he took a direct hit from a Saints players’ helmet and had the arm wrapped when he returned to the field in the second half.
He said he knew it was broken immediately after it happened because the same thing happened when he was playing football in high school.
A broken arm typically requires a recovery of four to six weeks. Center Will Montgomery is the Redskins’ emergency long snapper, though the team is likely to sign one this week.
“I think it helped that I had already broken it before, so I didn’t know what to expect, but you know, I just kind of had to fight through it and tell myself that it didn’t hurt,” Sundberg. “It was awful.”