FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — New York Jets defensive end Shaun Ellis has a broken left hand that will require surgery, but he expects to play in the AFC championship against Indianapolis.
Ellis was injured on the Jets' first defensive play in their 17-14 win at San Diego on Sunday. He says his hand "just gave out" when he was blocked by an offensive lineman.
Ellis went to the sideline and says he immediately knew the hand was broken, and had it placed in a cast. X-rays after the game confirmed the injury.
He says he will have surgery to insert pins into the hand after the game against the Colts, but will wear a cast next Sunday, as he did when he returned against the Chargers.
Ellis is one of the Jets' primary pass rushers.
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