Injured Amir Johnson wears jersey vest on Toronto Raptors bench (Photo)

Feb 3, 2014; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Toronto Raptors power forward Amir Johnson (15) drives toward the basket during the first half against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Athletes say it all the time – there’s nothing worse than being stuck on the sidelines when you’re injured.

You want to help your team, but your stuck recovering on the bench in street clothes.

Well, that used to be how it was but the crafty Amir Johnson found a way to show support to his team without breaking the rules.

See, the NBA doesn’t want injured players wearing their uniform understandably. If you’re not eligible to play, you don’t get to rock the threads. But Toronto Raptors power forward/center Amir Johnson wasn’t exactly feeling that rule, so he went to his favorite tailor and handed him one of his jerseys. The end result? A jersey vest, which Johnson wore during the Raptors most recent game.

The tailor simply took Johnson’s jersey and trimmed it up – making it into a vest that Johnson donned on the bench.

No, he still couldn’t play, but at least he could show his support by wearing the team uniform. Pretty creative, Amir.

H/T Umair Khan