By Tim Graham
Marquise Goodwin's recovery from a busted hand involved some unusual therapy.
Card manufacturer Panini America, as it does with dozens of rookies, sent Goodwin a box of his cards for him to sign so they could be randomly inserted into 2013 Contenders Football packs.
A member of the Bills' medical staff suggested Goodwin sign the cards as part of his recovery from a fractured right hand.
"He saw the box because I had taken it to rehab, and he opened it for me," Goodwin told Panini marketing manager Tracy Hackler for the company's blog. "He said, 'You know, signing those might be good therapy for the hand and help strengthen it back up.' He was right. It's definitely been good for me."
Goodwin, who hurt his hand in the season opener, had two receptions and scored a 40-yard touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals in his first game back.
Goodwin said he autographed a couple hundred cards at a time until he made it through the stack and, despite the injury, was the first rookie to return his signed cards to Panini.
"It was a little awkward in the beginning because my hand was a little stiff," Goodwin said. "But after that it didn't really hinder me from being able to sign the autographs.
"It's still the exact same signature. It might even be better."
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