No pain, no gain. A saying that former Alabama running back Eddie Lacy took literally last year. According to a Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel report, Lacy played in the Iron Bowl and SEC Championship with a broken left hand. The report says he had surgery just before the BCS National Championship to fix it.
Lacy says he broke his hand on November 17th against Western Carolina but played on. The now Green Bay Packer says he couldn't use his hand but his feet were still able to run, so he played. He'd play with a covering over his hand come game time and claims sometimes it hurt and sometimes it was fine.
The report states he played in the BCS Championship with a metal plate and seven screws inserted via surgery. In that game, Lacy rushed for 140 yards and a touchdown to help lead the Tide over Notre Dame.