Arizona Cardinals Safety Rashad Johnson suffered a gruesome injury in the game against the Saints on Sunday. He lost the top of his left middle finger. The story goes that he only discovered the injury when he took his glove off, and the finger was still in there.
Cardinals S Rashad Johnson unsure when he lost top portion of his finger. Thinks it was on a punt return, but needs to watch film.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 23, 2013
Football players suffer injuries every week, and know that there is always the risk of getting hurt, but I doubt many of them expect this type of injury.
Of course a lot of the morbidly curious would like to see what the injury looks like, and they're practically begging Johnson to tweet a picture of it.
— Steven Crim (@crim2324) September 23, 2013
— Richard Thomas (@Ricodabeast615) September 23, 2013
@49foyamind49 yeah we do
— Sky (@FlySkyRich) September 23, 2013
@49foyamind49 no seriously show it!
— LiveLove£ddie (@CheezBurgaEddie) September 23, 2013
— Dan (@Jollygreen21) September 23, 2013
@49foyamind49 SHOW IT!
— Gavin Christopherson (@GavinC137) September 23, 2013
— Melanie McKinnon (@melmck2) September 23, 2013
@49foyamind49 hey rashad can u send me a pic of your finger we would love to put it up on our website
— Peter O Riordan (@PeterORIordan1) September 23, 2013
As former NFL safety Louis Riddick discussed on ESPN, this isn't an entirely unique injury:
But even his story is from the early 90s. Nobody is expecting to lose a finger on any given Sunday.
Image: Rashad Johnson (Twitter)