Okay, he doesn’t literally have a knife in his side; he just feels like he does sometimes, days after suffering a strained oblique in the Cowboys’ Christmas Day loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Kitna won’t rule himself out of next Sunday’s regular season finale with the Eagles in Philadelphia, but after missing practice Wednesday, Kitna was candid about the pain his injury has yielded.
“It’s just certain movements,” Kitna told reporters on Wednesday. “Right now, just standing here, there’s no pain to it, just a dull sensation. But certain movements, you feel like you have a knife in your side. ...
"I could be feeling really bad for three or four days and then the next day it can just be gone. Hopefully, that's the case.”
Kitna said that while he won’t set any deadlines for himself, he feels as though he needs to be able to practice by Friday to play in Sunday’s match-up with Philly.
“Players always think, ‘as long as I’m fine by Sunday’ you can play,” Kitna said. “But coaches determine all that stuff. Just with the nature of this, it’s not like a soreness thing. It hinders what you have to do to play.”
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