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All the mess about concussions and CTE lets us forget that football is also capable of producing other types of grisly injuries. Case in point: Cardinals safety lost the top of his left middle finger on a seemingly routine tackle of Darren Sproles on a punt return in Arizona’s 31-7 loss to New Orleans on Sunday.


Ronnie Lott can sympathize, I suppose. Still, that’s pretty rough. Honestly, I don’t know what’s preferable: losing a finger entirely or ending up with a case of Brian Baldinger finger.

Post updated with graphic photo of the injury after the jump:

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