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Macklin Can't Shake the Injury Bug

Vernon Macklin

Vernon Macklin can't remember the last day he didn't speak with trainer Dave Werner about an injury. The timetable isn't clear since he has spends what feels like a majority of every day in the training room getting treatment on multiple injuries. No player wants to develop a close relationship with the trainer, but Macklin hasn't had a choice this season.

"It's tough," Macklin said, shaking his head. "It seems like once I get over one injury, another one comes. I'm going to work with our trainer until I get 100%. I'm pretty sure before we end the season I'll be 100%. Playing against physical guys and practicing against Pat (Young) every day, it's tough." The injury bug started with a knee problem earlier in the season. The pain was so bad that...

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