Arizona Cardinals starting safety Rashad Johnson suffered a gruesome finger injury on Sunday in the team's 31-7 loss to the New Orleans Saints.
The injury happened on a punt play when he was trying to tackle Darren Sproles. He said that his finger just went numb. Then the rest is where the lore begins. He saw his bloody glove and took it off, only to find that the tip of his finger was in there.
After he left the game and went to the hospital, he tweeted this:
@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 answered questions about it at the team's hotel in Florida.
Now comes the gross part. He tweeted out a picture of the finger.
#thefinger Blessed to be able to still go out and do what I love this season. #thankful #trulyblessed #birdgang pic.twitter.com/Z9WYq5TUz1— Rashad Johnson (@49foyamind49) September 24, 2013
Now, perhaps we should come up with a nickname. He already is tweeting with #thefinger, but Mario from the Birdgang Fan Club tweeted an absolutely genius nickname or Twitter handle -- @ninepointfive26
What do you think? Too gross? Could you play football with that? Rashad will try to.