October 12, 2010

College Lineman Loses Fingertip, Keeps Playing: Virginia Tech offensive lineman Greg Nosal had the tip of his left pinkie torn off during Saturday's game against Central Michigan when his hand got caught in an opponent's facemask. He kept playing and they reattached it in the fourth quarter after finding it in his glove. "I was more shocked about seeing my bone and the yellow fat in the finger," Nosal said. "I kind of knew this wasn't the most normal cut."

posted by rcade to football at 01:23 PM - 5 comments

I doubt Billy Joe Shaver is impressed. Or Ronnie Lott. Or lots and lots of oilfield hands er, um, roughnecks.

posted by mjkredliner at 05:11 PM on October 12, 2010

Just read the synopsis to my 10 year old son, who's in his first year of tackle football. He kind of shrugged, but I could tell his imagination was going to work.

posted by Uncle Toby at 09:47 PM on October 12, 2010

Continuing on mjkredliner's theme, my grandfather was foreman at a jewelry shop back in the '40s and he was notable for being the only guy with all his fingers. Not sports-related, but because someone already brought it up, totally worth the read: "Billy Joe Shaver, Honky-Tonk Hero".

posted by yerfatma at 08:05 AM on October 13, 2010

Ouch!!! This gives a whole new meaning to giving your opponent the finger.

I used to work with a guy who had lost the tip of his index finger. He would stand with his hand on his face and the shortened digit just touching his nose. Of course, those who did not know him suspected that he was mining for gems. It never failed to draw a laugh.

posted by Howard_T at 04:21 PM on October 13, 2010

Wait, he had his finger torn off and didn't notice? What kind of adrenaline are you on to not notice that? I guess I've never really played that kind of a sport before.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 06:32 PM on October 13, 2010

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