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Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson reportedly had multiple broken fingers last season.
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.
"I am not going to comment on any of our players' health," he said. "But that's not uncommon for a wide receiver."
According to Chris McCosky, Johnson had "at least two broken fingers most of the season." McCosky also reports that Johnson has been seen wearing a wrap on his hand, indicating that he is still recovering from the injury.
The good news is that McCosky says that Johnson is expected to be good to go for OTAs and training camp, so it doesn't appear as though this injury will force him to miss any significant time this offseason.