[to top of second column]
Tomlinson had a 13-yard gain on the first play from scrimmage Saturday night but said his leg was dragging.
"That's why I said earlier that that game was just all pure determination of trying to just push it and trying to do as much as I could and go. But it was clear from the first carry that I couldn't pick my leg up and explode and it did feel like it was dragging."
While happy with the team's success, Tomlinson said it's frustrating dealing with another injury in the playoffs. Last year he sprained his left knee in a divisional game against the Colts, then aggravated it and missed the final 3 1/2 quarters of the AFC championship loss to the Patriots.
"I don't think anybody can know the frustration, to be honest with you," he said. "It's tough dealing with it. I really sometimes just want to go home and just stay at home and lock myself up and not even go into public, just because all my life, all I've ever wanted to do is play football and, you know, win a championship. And to feel so helpless, to be at this point where we have a chance to do it and again, I can't do anything about it, I can't play, it's like I'm being punished for something. It's tough to deal with."
Limited early in the season by a toe injury, Tomlinson gained a career-low 1,110 yards this season.
Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
< Sports index
Back to top
News | Sports | Business | Rural Review | Teaching & Learning | Home and Family | Tourism | Obituaries
Law & Courts |
Spiritual Life |
Health & Fitness |
Calendar | Letters to the Editor