Paea wants to play more, but is hurting

Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 12/18/2013, 02:32pm

Stephen Paea hopes to play more Sunday than he did last week, when the Bears defensive tackle was limited to 15 snaps, but admits than his turf toe is bothering him.

“My left foot is a piece of glass,” he said Wednesday. “You stomp on it and stomp on it and all of a sudden it breaks — and it takes you two weeks to put it back together.

“My right foot is a piece of iron. You can hammer it all year.”

Paea suffered the injury in Week 4, and said his playing time will depend “on how coaches view me in there.”