Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy suffered a rib strain on his left side on Thursday, the first full day of training camp practice in Oxnard, CA, but he finished the session with the team and told reporters afterward that he was fine.
“I don’t get hurt,” Hardy said, as he signed autographs for fans after practice, per the Dallas Morning News. “I’m invincible.”
Earlier Thursday, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett had actually said Hardy had been going a little too hard in practice. The head coach added that Hardy going a little too hard was nothing new for the staff, that they know well by this point that they might occasionally have to rein Hardy in.
“To be honest with you, with Greg right from the start, he was actually going too hard,” Garrett said. “He was going too hard in the weight room and too hard on the field early on in the offseason. He’s a guy that is really committed to being the best that he can be. I think he wants to be a part of something special. I think he wants to come to work every day and show his teammates what he’s all about in terms of his work ethic and what he can bring to our football team.
"I think he’s shown us that right from the start and he’s someone that we really believe in that can be a real contributing factor for our football team.”