Tauscher Happy to be back after Injury : Packers Insider

Tauscher Happy to be back after Injury

November 26, 2009 by  
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By Tom Silverstein, Journal Sentinel
Nov. 26, 2009

If it all ended today for the everyman lineman in an everyman town, Green Bay Packers tackle Mark Tauscher wouldn’t regret coming back this season.

It’s hard to imagine that a couple more games under his belt would be worth 10 months of grueling rehabilitation, lingering uncertainty and self-inflicted isolation, all the result of a knee injury he had to do war with for a second time.  

Mark Tauscher endured some struggles as he tried to battle back from an ACL injury he suffered last year against Houston.

Mark Tauscher endured some struggles as he tried to battle back from an ACL injury he suffered last year against Houston.

But like all those who have found some peace in their life this Thanksgiving Day, Tauscher is thankful for what he’s got.

“When you get injured, you really look at things differently,” Tauscher said this week while preparing for Thursday’s matchup between the Packers and Detroit Lions.

“You get a better understanding of what’s going on. It was important for me to get myself back, to give myself another opportunity.

“However things play out, I’m not really sure, but this has been the most fun six or seven weeks I’ve had. You understand the whole scope of what’s going on, and where you were to where you are now.”

Tauscher is in his 10th year in the National Football League and about to start the 123rd regular-season game of his career, so to say he’s having the time of his life is something.

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