Todd Heap continues to play through injuries

Nov 28, 2011, 10:12 PM | Updated: 11:00 pm

After missing the past two weeks due to a hamstring injury
he has been battling all season, Todd Heap was back on the
field Sunday for the Cardinals 23-20 victory over the St.
Louis Rams.

Heap told Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo he had
difficulty running in the open field and turning on an
extra gear he is used to, but he was able to do shorter
movements like blocking at the line of scrimmage.

Running back Beanie Wells probably didn’t notice anything
wrong with Heap’s play on the line, as he ran for a
Cardinals single-game record 228 rushing yards.

“It was a lot of fun,” Heap said. “We haven’t had that
much success running the ball this year.”

Heap said the team set a goal for at least 125 yards in
the ground game against the Rams.

Still, Heap has been known as a receiving tight end, but
the injuries have held him back all season long.

“I’m not 100 percent yet, that’s the most frustrating
thing,” Heap said. “I’ve seen guys go through it before
and I’ve never been through one quite like this.”

The hardest part for Heap has been being able to know what
he can and cannot do.

“And that’s the most frustrating part is you don’t know
how far to take it where you’re not going to re-injure it,
you’re not going to set yourself back another three
weeks.”

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