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08:07 AM ET 06.11 | Not even a broken hand will keep Matt Toeaina from participating in the Bears' three-day veteran minicamp, which opens Tuesday. The sixth-year defensive tackle initially thought he suffered a minor sprain when his hand hit the helmet of teammate Jordan Miller during defensive line drills at recent OTAs. Toeaina had his hand re-evaluated by head athletic trainer Chris Hanks after he experienced some swelling days after the initial impact. Toeaina talked about his status while working at teammate Lance Briggs' Nor-Cal All-Star football camp in Sacramento over the weekend. "It's part of the game, and fortunately I didn't need surgery or anything," Toeaina said. "We'll just let time do its thing and let it heal."

Chicago Tribune

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June 11, 2012  08:24 AM ET

Goodell should fine him.

June 11, 2012  08:26 AM ET

Definitely a slow news day when this makes the cut.

June 11, 2012  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Goodell should fine him.

Hand-to-helmet contact is $5K for a first offender.

June 11, 2012  08:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Definitely a slow news day when this makes the cut.

So, today starts the Sandusky crap? I hope this doesn't get dragged out for Penn State's sake. It's been a pretty rocky period of time and the quicker this can be resolved, the better it will be for all involved. How long does it take to lock up some sicko anyhow?

June 11, 2012  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

So, today starts the Sandusky crap? I hope this doesn't get dragged out for Penn State's sake. It's been a pretty rocky period of time and the quicker this can be resolved, the better it will be for all involved. How long does it take to lock up some sicko anyhow?

Nut! Creep-out!!

June 11, 2012  08:34 AM ET

We are reaching deep for threads like this.

June 11, 2012  08:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Nut! Creep-out!!

What's up, Eugene?

June 11, 2012  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

What's up, Eugene?

Sleepy! Im out! Hey RH your Heat wont beat OKC!

June 11, 2012  08:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

What's up, Eugene?

Creepy Eugene Lou Face!!

June 11, 2012  08:51 AM ET

Hand injuries can be serious. For one thing, you walk around all day with your fly open because you can't work the zipper.

June 11, 2012  09:17 AM ET
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Hand injuries can be serious. For one thing, you walk around all day with your fly open because you can't work the zipper.

But from a safety perspective, you can't catch yourself in the zipper either.

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June 11, 2012  10:27 AM ET

This is a boring item.

June 11, 2012  11:06 AM ET

On the bright side, it will be harder to get a holding call with a broken hand

June 11, 2012  11:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

This is a boring item.

I'm a football JUNKIE and I never heard of this guy....

June 11, 2012  12:03 PM ET
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I'm a football JUNKIE and I never heard of this guy....

He's well down on the chart. How it can be such a slow day with what happened over the weekend, I don't know.

June 11, 2012  12:34 PM ET

Put a metal splint on it and tape it up, he can use it like a club

June 11, 2012  12:35 PM ET

Oh great !! they will probably give him a stainless steel splint and tape it up, he'l be out there with a club to bludgeon folks with.

June 11, 2012  12:53 PM ET

He's got a lot of guts, it's tough enough to play when healthy! I'll take him on my Team!

 
June 11, 2012  12:57 PM ET

Not a household name for sure.

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