Cornerback Aaron Robinson
Robinson: On the back end, we've got to go out there and compete. With that, I'm a defensive player. I've got to go out there and get tackles – try not to think about it.
Q: You think you can be available for Sunday?
A: I think I'll be ready to go.
Q: You went through the individual drill, and I think you went through it one time and (Head Coach) Brian (Daboll) came up to you. What did he ask you?
A: Kind of just kept checking up on me – 'Are you good? Everything feeling good?' I'm giving him a thumbs up, 'Everything feels good.' Not thinking about it. Just going along.
Q: How much did this throw you for a loop a few weeks ago after you had this? Just started feeling some pain, and you didn't think you had any kind of issue or anything, did you?
A: After the Tennessee game, the next day – that evening – I started feeling a little stomach pain. I didn't think too much of it. It carried over through the night into Tuesday and all day. I kind of just then thought about, 'Let me speak up.'
Q: Next thing you were in surgery?
A: Didn't think about any surgeries. Like I said, I spoke up with the trainers. They asked me a couple of questions. They sent me in, a test got done and everything went from there.
Q: That was Tuesday night, right? Tuesday night you called him?
Q: But you didn't have the surgery until Wednesday morning?
A: Yes, sir.
Q: What was your reaction when they said, 'We're taking your appendix out?'
A: Honestly, I wasn't going for it, I wasn't trying to go for it. At first, I'm asking a million questions. I had to do some research myself, but it could've been more serious than what it was. So, I went along with the plan.
Q: Was the surgery painful, or you're asleep I'm assuming?
A: It wasn't too bad. You're going to have pain for sure after surgery, but it wasn't anything that I couldn't handle.
Q: What has the recovery process been like? Is it more just being careful with the wound, or just getting back into shape?
A: Really just being careful with the wound for sure. A lot of stretching. A lot of movements in the trunk area. That's pretty much it. Trying to move around and keep everything opened up.
Q: Is it hard to watch? Hard to be on the sideline?
A: It's something I couldn't control. It's definitely always hard to watch the guys play and not being able to be out there. But I couldn't control the situation, so that's what it was.
Q: How long were you in the hospital? Just a couple of hours or something?
A: They kept me overnight. : Didn't think about any surgeries. Like I said, I spoke up with the trainers. They asked me a couple of questions. They sent me in, a test got done and everything went from there.