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Calvin Johnson played with broken fingers in 2012

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02:27 PM ET 02.21 | It's hard to believe that something could come out at this point in the offseason to make Calvin Johnson's record season look even better, but that's exactly what has happened. The Detroit News reports that the Detroit Lions wide receiver played with multiple broken fingers during the 2012 season, and he managed to break Jerry Rice's single-season receiving record despite dealing with the injury. Lions head coach Jim Schwartz was asked about Johnson's health on Thursday at the NFL Combine, and he declined to confirm the story. He also didn't deny it, though.

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February 21, 2013  03:34 PM ET

Maybe he has 6 fingers on each hand?

February 21, 2013  05:34 PM ET

With 7 fingers Megatron is still better than the rest.

February 21, 2013  08:22 PM ET

That is got to hurt!!! I wonder how those fingers will feel when Calvin is at the age of 55???

February 21, 2013  09:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

With 7 fingers Megatron is still better than the rest.

Per hand...I'd say so! :)

February 21, 2013  10:51 PM ET

I assume his fingers were set and splint....not left broken and hanging off his hands.

February 22, 2013  12:34 PM ET

Oh brother....what is it with these guys. Like Peterson saying he rushed for all his yards with another injury so they can further brighten thier shinny "look at what I did and could have done" star. Peterson has become a self-promoting Chad Johnson (without the stupid stuff)...hope Calvin doesn't follow suit here. Come on people....players play hurt all the time! Especially WR's with broken fingers! Shut up, collect your paycheck and move on!

February 22, 2013  12:37 PM ET

I'll be slightly more impressed when Calvin breaks any of Jerry's career records (especially SB records). Of course Calvin is being fed the ball in garbage or trailing time when they have to pass....and with pass friendly NFL rules.

February 22, 2013  01:08 PM ET

You would have never have known it, and they won 4 Games to boot!!!

 
February 25, 2013  07:11 PM ET

I dislike Jim Schwartz, because I am a 49er fan/the handshake incident. But, I am a big Megtron fan, the dude deserves respect for breaking records and the fact that he might've done it with injured fingers is unreal. Also, here is a highlight mix for the CJ fans http://bit.ly/WbrIuL

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