Ron Bartell will not let a broken neck stop him from being physical

Lions’ Ron Bartell suffered a broken neck in 2011. Bartell has only played in seven games since suffering the injury.

He claims that his injury will not affect how he plays the game.

Bartell has this to say to the Detroit Free Press:

“Me being physical, going in and making a tackle and I get hit while making a tackle and I fracture my neck. Another injury I’m going in to make a tackle and I get hit by a teammate, I fracture my scapula. So kind of freak accidents. I’d be more worried if it was nagging injuries as far as pulls or tears, things of that nature.”