Nick Martin doesn't expect broken knuckle to hold him back

Nick Martin doesn't expect broken knuckle to hold him back
November 21, 2013, 11:30 am
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JJ Stankevitz

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame center Nick Martin doesn't expect a broken knuckle on his snapping hand to affect him against BYU, he said Wednesday.

Martin broke the knuckle above his pinky finger on his right hand during the first quarter of Notre Dame's Nov. 9 loss to Pitt but was able to play through the injury.

"When you're out there, the adrenaline is pumping, so you're good," Martin said. "Finished off the second quarter, got to halftime, I could feel it a little bit after a little break at halftime. But as long as I could get the ball to Tommy (Rees), I knew I would be able to finish."

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Initially, Martin had his pinky and ring fingers taped together, and he's worn a hard splint to cover it too. 

Martin called the injury "routine" and said, at this point, it's just a matter of tolerating the pain.