Arizona Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson lost his finger tip in a game a little over a week ago. He eventually had surgery and lost part of his finger tip. Despite his arm being in a cast, he was still practicing and hoping to play a role on special teams for the Cardinals.
After hitting his hand in practice he was pulled to prevent more damage.
“There was a slight infection after the first hit, when they had the cast on,” Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said, via FOX Sports.
“There’s no telling what germs you’re trapping in there when you ball it up and put the cast on,” Arians said. “The stitches are still there. He could evidently lose more of the digit if he bangs it too much, and with any infection they could have to take more off. We’re going to be careful with it.”
There is no questioning his toughness. Johnson does not need to rush his way back on the field, especially if it comes with the risk of losing more of his finger. I’m sure Johnson would play if they let him, but I’m glad Arians proceeding cautiously.