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Watt’s finger injury was a cut pinky

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This year’s Pro Bowl set a much different tone than last year’s don’t-Tase-me-bro game of two-hand-touch, thanks to the blood that was gushing from the hand of Texans defensive end J.J. Watt.

Even as the intensity of the game faded in the second half, Watt’s blood-splattered jersey was a reminder that this was a different sort of Pro Bowl.

Watt said after the game that his pinky was cut open early in the contest.

“I didn’t even realize how bad it bled, but it bled pretty good. That’s football. It’s not fun if you’re not going to get bloody,” Watt said, via Nick Scurfield of HoustonTexans.com.

Regardless of how long he plays football, this guy has a future in pro wrestling.

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6 Responses to “Watt’s finger injury was a cut pinky”
  1. nepatriots128154 says: Jan 28, 2013 12:31 AM

    Hardoooo

  2. lennydpocketqb says: Jan 28, 2013 12:33 AM

    But it looked cool.

  3. pnut87 says: Jan 28, 2013 1:17 AM

    So did he get a flag on that head/face mask rip thing he’s doing in that picture?

  4. annoyingknowitall says: Jan 28, 2013 3:52 AM

    Call me cynical, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this was a setup. Watts is just crazy enough to go along with such a ruse Perpetrated by the players.

    It still looked cool, though… Lol

  5. nokoolaidcowboy says: Jan 28, 2013 6:05 AM

    Pinky cut?

    Bronko Nagurski must be rolling in his grave.

  6. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Jan 28, 2013 8:45 AM

    Watt is an absolute monster. But even so (and through no fault of Watt’s), that injury was more sizzle than steak. It looked worse than it really was because it got a little messy. MMA fans, boxing fans, football fans — all get jacked when the blood enters the scene. But it was a relatively benign injury.

    As for an injury that has ended seasons and NFL careers that few respect, try “turf toe.” Sure, turf toe has no real visual on it and the name of the injury itself sounds cartoonish, but it’s very difficult, if not impossible to play on Sundays with turf toe.

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