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Numbing problem plagues NFL

Before offering his 2007 AFC preview, Gregg Easterbrook exposes a numbing problem. TMQ

Updated: October 1, 2007, 4:43 PM ET
By Gregg Easterbrook | Special to Page 2

An injured NFL player hobbles off the field to the locker room. Ten minutes later, he jogs back out, seemingly fine, and re-enters the game. Medical miracle? It's possible he was just injected with local anesthesia. Lidocaine, Procaine, Carbocaine: The numbing chemicals used by dentists and for ambulatory surgery might have been shot directly into his knee or elbow. Use of injected game-day anesthesia in football is something the NFL, and to a lesser extent the NCAA, likely would prefer the public ...

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