Rashad Johnson Injury: Updates on Cardinals Safety's Finger, Return Date

Alex Kay@AlexPKayCorrespondent ISeptember 23, 2013

Arizona Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson suffered a bizarre and gruesome injury in the midst of the team’s blowout loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 3. According to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, the 27-year-old lost the top of his left middle finger and did not realize it until after he removed his glove.

S rashad Johnson lost top of right middle finger Sunday. Took glove off and finger was still in

— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) September 23, 2013

Johnson underwent surgery Sunday night and now has to carefully monitor the finger for infection.

Johnson had surgery yesterday. Bone was exposed so must watch for infection.

— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) September 23, 2013

He said he was hopeful he could play in Week 4 against the Buccaneers, but doctors reportedly did not clear him for action. He was inactive for Weeks 4 and 5, but is back for Week 6.