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Lions' Willie Young considered amputating middle finger

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12:02 PM ET 12.08 | Detroit Lions defensive end Willie Young almost opted to have the middle finger on his left hand amputated after slicing it open three weeks ago. Seriously. Young considered having the finger amputated, according to Chris McCosky of the Detroit News, after injuring it while tackling Green Bay Packers running back James Starks. The finger was cut open at the top knuckle and was cut to the bone with some nerves severed, per the report. "Two weeks ago I was like, 'Yeah, let's get rid of it,'" Young said. "But it's a little better now, so maybe I will keep it." Young soaks the finger to help it heal and he has not missed a practice or a game since the injury, which still looks quite ugly.

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December 8, 2012  12:33 PM ET

Did he consult his wife/girl friend ?

December 8, 2012  12:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Did he consult his wife/girl friend ?

While he was soaking the finger?

December 8, 2012  12:48 PM ET

If they can put the finger back together, why amputate it? Dude is crazy.

December 8, 2012  12:55 PM ET

Your second sentence answers your first and only question.

December 8, 2012  12:58 PM ET

I don't know about Detroit, but in Massachusetts it's almost impossible to drive without the middle finger of your left hand.

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December 8, 2012  01:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I don't know about Detroit, but in Massachusetts it's almost impossible to drive without the middle finger of your left hand.

Especially trying to get to Hanover Street

December 8, 2012  01:11 PM ET

Willie Young isnt too bright, is he?

December 8, 2012  01:19 PM ET

Now there by God is a football player of the old guard.

December 8, 2012  01:22 PM ET
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On the other hand (pun intended) maybe his oral skills made that one expendable.

Some have that talent...

December 8, 2012  01:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Some have that talent...

I took the Cowgirls over the Bengals this week!!!

December 8, 2012  01:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Now there by God is a football player of the old guard.

If your Cowgirls lose this week its over!

December 8, 2012  02:30 PM ET

Creepy, don't you realize the "Boys" season has been over for a month or more? What us true believers are hoping for is the pure sports miracle. That my friend is still firmly within our grasp, and that is why the Opposition should be scared. Dallas is just not any franchise but a franchise of destiny. Just imagine the future and it will happen. Go on I dare you.

Or something like that.

December 8, 2012  02:37 PM ET

Ndamokong Suh told Young to give Starks the finger, and Young took him literally.

December 8, 2012  03:08 PM ET

Ronnie Lott he is not...

December 8, 2012  03:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Ronnie Lott he is not...

How many safeties are right now?

December 8, 2012  03:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Now there by God is a football player of the old guard.

Nah. Ray Nitschke would have bitten it off himself, stuck it in a pile of snow at the side of the field, finished the game and then put it back on later with Elmer's Glue. There wasn't any Superglue or duct tape back then.

December 8, 2012  03:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

How many safeties are right now?

Ed Reed is the Closest... but not quite there yet

December 8, 2012  04:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Did he consult his wife/girl friend ?

Who do you think he's soaking it in. Both maybe.

 
December 8, 2012  04:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Ed Reed is the Closest... but not quite there yet

My point!!! when you making that statement earlier that hes no Ronnie Lott then the other 31 teams dont have a Ronnie Lott either

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