Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant held off on a life-altering (at least for his finger) finger surgery with his team still in the playoff hunt.
He’ll wait no longer, as he tweeted last night he’s having surgery today on his broken left index finger.
“Having surgery on my finger tomorrow I can’t wait until it’s over,” he tweeted, via Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com.
After breaking the finger Dec. 9 against the Bengals, he finished the final three games with 17 catches for 354 yards and three touchdowns. He wasn’t able to finish the finale against the Redskins because of back spasms, leaving the stadium in a wheelchair, but there was no structural damage.
While it’s easy to say it was just a finger (when it’s not your finger), Bryant displayed a significant amount of toughness by playing through it, and performing without the full use of one of the 10 things he needs the most to do his job.