Q: How does it feel?
Ed Hinkel: It is feeling good. I had surgery last week and the doctor was happy with everything. Hopefully in a few weeks I will be back out there.
Q: Did they put a pin in it?
Hinkel: They put some stuff in there. Plates and screws and stuff.
Q: Any clue on when it might be better?
Hinkel: Not really. They will xray it again next Monday and see where it's at, and go from there.
Q: What is the best case/worst case?
Hinkel: Worst case would be done for the season, but I don't know. Best case, who knows. Could be Minnesota or Northwestern. You never know.
Q: Did you know when you landed that something was broken?
Hinkel: Yeah, I didn't hear anything pop, but I knew something in my arm was broken. It didn't feel right.
Q: How did you land on it?
Hinkel: We are still trying to figure that out. Jerry Palmer had the tape and he had a good view of it. I have not seen it yet, but he thinks I came down on the ball and there was all that pressure that broke it.
Q: Did it bend?
Hinkel: I think he landed on me. He caught me from behind, so he probably did. That was a lot of weight.
Q: Have you looked at the play?
Hinkel: I saw it on the game tape, but not on TV views. Jerry just told me what he saw.
Q: How are your spirits?
Hinkel: I am doing pretty well. I am still a part of the team and everything. I feel like I can still do some things to help us prepare and helping the receivers on Saturday's and Jovon on punt returns. Just helping those guys as much as I can.
Q: Are you feeling positive right now with the outlook?
Hinkel: Yeah, I am very optimistic about it. I am hoping I can keep rehabbing. It seems like the last couple of days I have been living here in the training room. I just have to continue to do that and just keep doing what I can do to help get better.
Q: What are you doing right now?
Hinkel: Right now I am just working on my range of motion. He made me a removable cast so I could take it on and off and work on that. They want me wearing it around in case I would fall down.
Q: Can you condition to stay in shape?
Hinkel: I can do anything. They don't want me running and cutting and changing directions just in case I fall or slip. I will be riding the bike for a little while, a week or so and then I will be running.
Q: Do you get to a point where you can play with a cast on arm?
Hinkel: I don't know. I think that would be tough. We have not talked about what we are going to do once I get back out there with a brace and stuff. I would imagine there is not much that you can do to brace it.
Q: Where did you break it?
Hinkel: About three or four inches above my wrist. I broke both bones.