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McNabb won't let thumb injury send him to the bench

Updated: October 15, 2003, 7:05 PM ET

PHILADELPHIA -- Donovan McNabb's injured right thumb throbs when he throws, affecting his grip and his ability to make even the simplest plays like pump-faking or accurately tossing the deep ball.

While it's painful, it's not severe enough to consider sitting out a week or two and turning Philadelphia's offense over to Koy Detmer or A.J. Feeley.

"I want to show the team I'll be out there every day for them," McNabb said Wednesday. "I'm not here to take days off. That would be a call ...

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