"I was going to play through it, playing catch, doing everything, getting ready for the game. I wanted to put a little bit of Icy Hot on it just to keep it warm," Hardy said. "At that point, it got back to Buck that it was tight, it was sore, and he came out and talked to me when I was playing catch getting ready for the game. He didn't like it, thought it was better to be safe than sorry. I think it was the right decision."