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Te'o Frustrated and Devastated' with Foot Injury

Associated Press—September 24, 2014

Chargers inside linebacker Manti Te'o says he's "frustrated and devastated" with a third foot injury in 13 months.

Te'o fractured his right foot Sunday in a 22-10 victory at Buffalo and is out indefinitely.

"Throughout the game you really don't know. The adrenaline is rushing and you're just going as hard as you can and after the game you feel all the nicks," he said.

Te'o could be out for six to 10 weeks if he needs to have a screw inserted in his foot, said Dr. Mark Drakos, who specializes in foot and ankle disorders at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and played wide receiver at Harvard.

Drakos, who stressed that he has no direct knowledge of Te'o's injury, said players with high-arched foots are prone to having stress fractures, especially on the outside of the foot. In those injuries, players usually have a screw inserted.

This article originally appeared on pro32.ap.org.


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