July 3, 2022

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Marcus Davenport of the New Orleans Saints amputated half of his pinky this off season

Marcus Davenport of the New Orleans Saints amputated half of his pinky this off season

METERI, LA – Defensive end at New Orleans Saints Marcus Davenport The top of his left pinky finger was amputated this off-season after a plate was broken from a previous surgery and had an infection.

Davenport, who had surgery on his right shoulder in January, is hoping to be healthy through training camp. But the finger issue threw an unexpected switch into his timeline.

Davenport said his pinky has been a nagging problem since he first ruptured his ligaments during his freshman year at Texas-San Antonio in a 2016 game. After becoming significantly flexed over time, he finally had it surgically repaired in 2021. But then he broke the plate. She was introduced in the off-season and underwent three more surgeries, which eventually led to an amputation.

Davenport doesn’t think it will affect his performance, noting that he’s already learned to adapt to a bent finger. He insisted that he maintained a positive attitude during another season suffering from injury.

The 6-foot-6, 265-pound defensive finish has demonstrated tremendous potential throughout his four-year career, highlighted by the best nine sacks of his career in just 11 games he played last season. However, he has missed 18 matches with a variety of ailments, including toe, foot, elbow, shoulder and chest injuries.

The Saints made his $9.5 million fifth-year option for the 2022 season. He was selected in the first round of 2018, and is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in 2023.

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