UPDATED: Okay, THIS Might Be The Worst Sports Injury Ever

Mark-Potts by Mark-Potts on Sep. 23, 2013

UPDATE: A picture of Johnson's finger is at the bottom of this post. Enjoy!

We've talked about gruesome sports injuries before. We outlined six of the worst we've ever seen in this blog. But this one is just... just vomit inducing.

Arizona Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson was playing against the New Orleans Saints when he tackled Saints player Darren Sproles during a punt return. Johnson then ran to the sideline after seeing blood seep through his glove. When he removed the glove...

The tip of his left middle finger, from the knuckle up, stayed inside.

We'll give you a moment to collect yourself.

Johnson proceeded to simply stay in the game and have surgery that night, shaving the bone down to his knuckle.


He is currently day-to-day and will play depending on his pain tolerance level. And honestly, if the guy played WHILE THE FINGER WAS STILL DETACHED then I'm sure he'll be fine with it sewed up.

Now I count to 9!

There is just something about finger injuries that are incredibly, incredibly gross. Seeing a bone stick through a leg is terrible, but I can't shake the idea of getting part of my finger smacked off my body. The blood... the bone... the muscles... Hey, my vomit!

Johnson now joins the likes of these other fine football players with jacked up fingers:

Brian Baldinger, played 1982 - 1993

 

Torry Holt, played 1999 - 2010

 

Plaxico Burress, played 2000 - present

 

Randy Gradishar, played 1974 - 1983

 

Michael Strahan, played 1993 - 2007

 

Ronnie Lott, played 1981 - 1995

 

Valdon Cooper, currently playing for Georgia Southern

 

Marcellus Wiley, played 1997 - 2006

 

Anthony Muñoz, played 1980 - 1992

 

Enjoy the rest of your day. Sorry about the vomit.

UPDATE: Oh, hey. Johnson tweeted out a picture of his injury. Excuse me while I swallow the throw up in my mouth.

- Mark (follow on Twitter)