Arizona Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson lost the tip of his middle finger during Sunday’s game against the Saints. How does that happen? Johnson doesn’t know for sure how the tip was chopped off, but he has a suspicion.
Johnson can pinpoint the play when the gruesome injury happened but has no idea how it occurred. However, playing amateur detective, Johnson believes the finger didn’t get caught in a face mask or stepped on by a cleat because his glove wasn’t ripped or torn. He thinks the finger was driven into the turf at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and snapped off.
Johnson broke away from a blocker to help bring down Saints running back Darren Sproles on a punt return with 5:24 left in the first half. After the play, Johnson remembers his hand being numb. On the game film, Johnson saw himself kneeling, looking at his hand, and he remembers blood coming out the glove.
Johnson tweeted the above photos last night after being pestered for pics. “Y’all really want this pic huh? Lol,” Johnson said.
Of course you do.