Lions source says Calvin Johnson did not break his fingers

Posted by ttwentyman on May 20, 2013 – 2:43 pm


News has been circulating that Calvin Johnson admitted to playing with broken fingers last season, but a source with the Lions is confirming that is inaccurate.

While Johnson did admit to suffering finger injuries, he did not specifically state that he did suffer a break.

“Had a couple things here and there,” he said regarding his fingers. “Pretty much just getting them back straight and trying to straighten those things out.”

Johnson was reluctant to say the injuries affected his play, stating that “it’s nothing that’s going to prohibit me from doing what I’ve got to do … I mean, the thing is with a lot of football players, you have injuries. Unless you know about it, you just think it’s something that’s hurting and you just keep on playing.”

When asked when the injuries occurred, Johnson said the season was such a blur, he couldn’t pinpoint an exact date and time.

“I don’t blame anything on it,” he said. “I don’t blame any drops or anything like that on it. It’s just part of the game. Had a heck of a season with it and I’m just fortunate to be in that position.”

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4 Responses to “Lions source says Calvin Johnson did not break his fingers”

  1. By Dustin on May 20, 2013 | Reply

    What a beast! We are lucky to have him.

  2. By rockbo1955 on May 20, 2013 | Reply

    This guy all class and hope he will earn SB ring I wish every player and fan had his day to day spirit of being up all the time! Yes he will be in the Hall of Fame!

  3. By Mike Barnett on May 30, 2013 | Reply

    You are so rite, Calvin Johnson will get a ring and it will be with the Lions yes the Lions. If he did what he did with broken fingers last year just see what will happen with all of them! I love it when I hear “Megatron Must Be Stop”.

  4. By Black Wolf Standing on May 30, 2013 | Reply

    Megatron, “No, I’m not missing any fingers. That’s just extra room in my gloves.”

    Megatron is a beast!

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