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.
@PaulPabst lost top portion of it. Had exposed bone and skin shaved down yesterday and stitched up. Prob most painful injury I've had.— Rashad Johnson (@49foyamind49) September 23, 2013
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)