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Where the fine line exists for each player in the NFL is one each man has to determine for himself.

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It’s one right guard Kyle Long is dealing with, not on a weekly basis but every day of the week that he has to suit up and practice and especially on game days,womens Chris Hogan Jersey, something he wrestled with the last two weeks, missing the Nov. 12 Packers game but returning to play in the Nov. 19 loss to the Lions when the Bears rushed for 222 yards.

Long still is dealing with the torn labrum in his left shoulder that he suffered just before the start of the 2016 season and before the $40 million, four-year extension he received. His left hand has been banged up and might require attention at the end of the season — he’s wisely not talking about injury specifics at this point. Long’s right ankle still hobbles him some after reconstructive surgery to repair the deltoid ligament and peroneal tendon. In essence, everything in that ankle was shredded last year at Tampa Bay. 'womens David Andrews Jersey,He chose to have only the ankle fixed last offseason after an adverse reaction to medicine during the ankle surgery.

” Long said. “You have to know the difference and sometimes being hurt in a few different places can make it seem like you’re injured but you have to find a way to be mentally tough and compete because the guys in here count on you. I know the pain I feel when I play is nowhere near the pain we’ll feel if we lose.”,“There is a difference between being hurt and injured'Authentic David Andrews Jersey,

reconsider.,Outside linebacker Leonard Floyd became the seventh Bears starter to be placed on injured reserve this week and if you think Long is considering shutting it down if the season becomes a lost cause if/when the Bears are mathematically eliminated from playoff contention,Authentic Trey Flowers Jersey

“I’ve never shut it down before,” he said. “No, I’m not shutting it down. We’re all playing through stuff. That is reality.”'womens Shaq Mason Jersey

a potent running game.,A three-game losing streak has made it unlikely the Bears will achieve any team goals that were set before the season but that hasn’t detoured plans for developing rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky. One thing the Bears have done even while the record sags — 3-7 entering Sunday’s game against the NFC-leading Eagles (9-1) at Lincoln Financial Field — is give their quarterback the best friend he can have womens Kyle Van Noy Jersey.

The 222 yards against the Lions was the third time this season the Bears have reached that many,womens Devin McCourty Jersey a figure they have hit only two other times in the last 27 seasons. Offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains was quick to point out the return of Long to the lineup had a lot to do with the big day on the ground when the Bears averaged 7.4 yards per carry, their fifth-best performance since 1940 according to profootballreference.com.

“I told Kyle this‘Hey look,womens Rex Burkhead Jersey, I know what you are what grinding through. Well,Authentic Kyle Van Noy JerseyI don’t know personally but I can just watch you and the way you are moving and everything, he’s better than almost every guard in the NFL. When he is in the huddle there is a different confidence. It’s a confidence that No. 10 (Trubisky) has when Kyle is in there and really for the whole group. It’s a big deal when 75 is in there.”,Authentic Shaq Mason Jersey,' and I know how committed you are to be playing through all that,’” Loggains said. “It’s not getting better. He’s a guard that whatever percentage he is at right now

It doesn’t look pretty. He’s not playing with one arm but at times you can tell the left arm isn’t 100 percent like when he clubs Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead with his right arm after moving to the second level on a Jordan Howard run. Long and right tackle Bobby Massie doubled tackle Akeem Spence and then Long moved on to block Whitehead and then seal off linebacker Jarrad Davis on Howard’s 50-yard run. Long never has been a technician and he looks even more unconventional with the injuries. Authentic Mike Gillislee Jersey,

“He’s getting away with the stuff that mom, dad and God gave him,” Loggains said. “He’s grinding big time. I don’t know. He’s probably 70 percent of himself.,womens Nate Solder Jersey, It’s not just that shoulder.”

Long will face his brother Chris, a defensive end for the Eagles, for the second time in a regular-season game. Chris Long missed the 2015 meeting with the Rams with a knee injury. Chris Long sat out 10 games in 2014 with an ankle injury so he has been a good sounding board for his younger brother in the last year.Authentic Nate Solder Jersey,

“He was coming out of a two-year spell when he was dealing with a lot of stuff like I am right now,” Long said. “He had an ankle, a knee,Authentic Devin McCourty Jersey.> a hand. He has had a lot. And to see him come out and win a Super Bowl last year and now he has a chance to win another Super Bowl it’s pretty awesome.”

Long looks forward to healing up' womens Trey Flowers Jersey, likely after an offseason procedure or two,Authentic Rex Burkhead Jersey,' and getting to a point where he can chase a Super Bowl like his brother.

“When I get healthy there are going to be a lot of people who are a loss for words,” he said. “The game has been really good to me and I try to return it through playingwomens Mike Gillislee Jersey,''you know, there are some spots where you question yourself but you have to be able to go out there and turn it on.”
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