Originally posted on The Last Angry Fan  |  Last updated 9/23/13
During the Saints’ 31-7 beatdown of the Cardinals on Sunday, Arizona safety Rashad Johnson suffered an injury that is as horrific and nauseating as it gets. At some point during the game Johnson lost the tip of the middle finger on his left hand while tackling Saints punt returner Darren Sproles. And if that wasn’t bad enough, Johnson didn’t know how badly his digit was damaged until he took his glove off and the tip of his finger was still in it, according to Kent Somers, Cardinals beat writer for the Arizona Republic… S rashad Johnson lost top of right middle finger Sunday. Took glove off and finger was still in — Kent Somers (@kentsomers) September 23, 2013 Johnson's injury happened on a punt return, tackling sproles. Not sure what happened, might have smashed in ground. #AZCardinals — Kent Somers (@kentsomers) September 23, 2013 Somers acknowledged in a later tweet that it was actually Johnson’s left middle finger that was injured, not his right as he originally reported. Either way that’s one of the more gruesome injuries we’ve been privy to. The Cards’ safety underwent surgery, and now must be monitored for infection because of the bone being exposed. Spoiler alert for the faint of heart: surgeons had to shave the bone down quite a lot, taking Rashad’s middle finger down to the first knuckle… Johnson had surgery yesterday. Bone was exposed so must watch for infection. — Kent Somers (@kentsomers) September 23, 2013 Drs shaved bone on Johnson's finger and repaired. Lost about down to first knuckle — Kent Somers (@kentsomers) September 23, 2013 Best wishes and a speedy recovery to Rashad Johnson as he recovers from this historically awful injury. [@kentsomers] The post Cardinals S Rashad Johnson lost part of his finger during game, found it in his glove appeared first on Last Angry Fan.
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