Lions receiver Calvin Johnson set a record with 1,964 yards receiving last season. He did so with broken fingers.
Johnson seemed to tell Chris McCosky of the Detroit News that he had broken fingers in addition to his knee issues last season. What is not know is how many fingers were broken. Rumors in February placed the number as high as three.
“Yeah, I had a couple of things here and there,” Johnson said. “Pretty much trying to get them back straight, trying to straighten them things out.”
The news makes Johnson’s 2012 season all the more impressive. Johnson will turn 28 during the 2013 season but is right in his prime years. The Lions should be set on one side of the field for years to come considering Johnson signed an eight-year contract worth $132 million last March. That deal will keep him in a Lions uniform through 2019.
Of course Pro Football Talk says someone close to the situation denies that Johnson broke any fingers.
Three months later and the story goes on…. and on… and on…