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)

63 comments
Owen Davies
Owen Davies

injuries that leave athletes paralyzed should be #1 but the Willis Mcgahee college injury was pretty bad but also that pairs figure skating injury where the girl got her face slashed was pretty bad too

zed_iz_dead
zed_iz_dead User

i think a boxer who dies in the ring, or a football player who gets paralyzed might be worse

MadMaxx6509
MadMaxx6509 User

guy is a huge wimp, not even close to being the worst sports injury. but I do love how he gets right home and tweets to all his hoodies about how bad his little finger scratch was...   

wax-on-wax-off
wax-on-wax-off User

This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy stayed home,
This little piggy got f*cked up,
This little piggy had none.

wax-on-wax-off
wax-on-wax-off User

There is something disturbing about this post.....i cant put my finger on it though.

Ej-Mayfield-742
Ej-Mayfield-742 User

imagine how that conversation went down with his girlfriend lol

Dino Morell
Dino Morell

Whether it is or isnt what people arent looking at is he didnt bitch out like so many players do around the league!! He stilled played it was reported!

zingz87
zingz87 User

Worst sports injury ever?

Steve Garrett
Steve Garrett

I want to know how this happen and was there a flag on the play,lol

Aaron Paul Barnett
Aaron Paul Barnett

yes Kevin Ware from Lousville ...Horrible injury probly the worst ive seen

Joseph Orlando Blaylock
Joseph Orlando Blaylock

yeah I feel that pain,you can sow that back on,I think mine's is up there and it;s nothing to be proud of,I tore my ligament and cartilage in my left knee playing football in jr high ended my career before it got started,but digg this my number was 6 the date was on the 6 and the year was seventy 6.that's just something I think about

Mike Barnes
Mike Barnes

what he gave some one the finger lol

Sara Linstrom
Sara Linstrom

I was gonna say in hockey there have been necks cut lost fingers etc

Jackington Es Quire
Jackington Es Quire

Keelan, there are chiildcare workers that lose more 'finger' in a run in with a shitty 3 year old. No shit he went back out there and played on, he's supposed to be a pro, you really think there isn't a line of unbelievably talented athletes waiting behind him, ready to tear of a whole finger just to get a shot at what he's got? Toughen up

Aaron Jackson
Aaron Jackson

Meh its just a finger. Seeing a knee go in the wrong direction is way worse IMHO.

Zach Jensen
Zach Jensen

Olympic squatting blow-outs always win hands (and pants) down. No contest.

The-Langolier
The-Langolier UserTop Commenter

There have been some sports injuries that have resulted in death and paralysis, so no, these aren't even close to the worst ones.

La_Dork
La_Dork User

Ronnie Lott wanted his trainer to cut his finger off so he could keep playing in the super bowl.


Chase Ansley
Chase Ansley

Spanish bull fighter gets gored and also one had a horn go up where the sun don't shine then flipped him like a rag doll

Carl Wingate
Carl Wingate

One of the most graphic Oo yea ... One of the worst not really ..maybe top 10

Raqi Elle
Raqi Elle

not a story worthy of break.com....

Gary Musgrave
Gary Musgrave

I agree, but that safty had to really feel pain to have his finger gashed off:(

Ross Marshall
Ross Marshall

buust foot ball player broken leg , dont look this up unless you have a strong stomach !!

Keelan Wright
Keelan Wright

He had to have 1/3 of his finger removed..? That's pretty bad no matter what you're doing.

Tyler-Winchell-420
Tyler-Winchell-420 User

You forgot hall of fame Elvin bethea. I known for a fact his fingernis fucked cuz he was my coach for a time

Chase Tronsgard
Chase Tronsgard

pretty sure dude that the goalie that got his throat slashed by a skate in the 70's was quite a bit worse..

Mick Ellenwood
Mick Ellenwood

No way...that basketball player that had the compound fracture in his leg was WAY worse!

Raqi Elle
Raqi Elle

hahahaha.I busted the dorsal tendon on my right thumb and it will never be the same....but its nothing like these guys

MadMaxx6509
MadMaxx6509 User

@Ej-Mayfield-742   -- haha its ok she likes him to use the whole fist so she wont miss the little finger tip..