You’re aware that Calvin Johnson’s body is not entirely composed of human parts, and he has titanium mechanisms that can destroy an Autobot. Chicks dig it.
Yet still, even mega robots that shot lasers and rapid fire missiles and stuff lose some functionality when they’re various moving parts are busted, yes? Yes. So if Johnson broke the single-season receiving yards record while playing with multiple broken fingers, what exactly is he then?
Johnson had “at least two broken fingers” for most of this past season, according to Chris McCosky of the Detroit News. Absorb that for a second while you remember that he only narrowly missed a 2,000 yard receiving season (he finished with 1,964 yards) while averaging 122.8 yards per game. That average was 22.9 yards better than second place Andre Johnson, and he had six games with 140 or more yards.
While speaking at the Combine today Lions head coach Jim Schwartz wouldn’t confirm or deny the report of Johnson’s injury as he essentially pointed at the calendar, noting that right now he’s not under any obligation to discuss injuries. Fair enough, but McCosky also notes that Johnson can still be seen around Detroit with his hand wrapped, even though it’s been seven weeks since the Lions’ season ended.
So similar to Adrian Peterson with his shredded knee and sports hernia that didn’t stop him from coming within nine yards of establishing a new single-season rushing record, Johnson is also a cyborg of some kind.