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Former NFL head team doctor suggests Alex Mack’s ankle injury won’t impact his play

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Don’t freak out about Mack playing on a fractured leg.

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We thought we were heading to the big game surprisingly healthy. Then this morning we found out Alex Mack has a fractured fibula, which according to Google is somewhere in his leg. Mack, of course, finished the game against the Green Bay Packers and barely missed a play. He didn’t look hurt or hobbled after coming back in.

Former team doctor for the San Diego Chargers David Chao fills us in on the specific injury.

Chao confirmed Ed Werder’s tweet about it being mostly a pain tolerance issue.

We hope a quick injection can get Mack through the rest of the day. Obviously we hope to keep Ben Garland limited to defense, but he’s not a bad backup. This isn’t Peter Konz here.

We ultimately expect Mack in for most, if not all the game. Mack is a tough player, and he should be ready to give it a go in his first Super Bowl game.