Richard Dent was a core defensive player with the Chicago Bears during their legendary 1985 season. He played with the Bears for 11 years, from 1983 to 1993, and again in 1995 after a season with the San Francisco 49ers. He finished out his career with a season with the Colts in 1996, and with the Eagles in 1997. He is a two-time Super Bowl champion, was selected as the MVP for Super Bowl XX, played in the Pro Bowl four times and was selected All-Pro five times. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011.
Mr. Dent received numerous injections by doctors and pills from trainers. One season, he broke his foot with about six games left in the season, but rather than operate or cast it, the team doctor simply injected him with pain killers and anti-inflammatories to get him through the remaining game. Despite off-season surgery, he is still unable to walk properly on that foot, and is now experiencing a hip problem because of the inability to walk properly.
Richard Dent (Hall of Fame, 2 x Super Bowl Champion, Super Bowl MVP, All Pro, Pro Bowl, 15 years in NFL): “I was told to play on a broken big toe that was numbed for 6 games. I was never told that numbing effectively killed the nerves in the toe permanently. I have not been able to walk right and without pain since”.