Calvin Johnson played record-breaking 2012 with broken fingers

Calvin Johnson had the greatest WR season ever. With broken fingers. It blows the mind. (USATSI)
Calvin Johnson had the greatest WR season ever. With broken fingers. It blows the mind. (USATSI)

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson set an NFL record for receiving yards in 2012, surpassing Jerry Rice in the history books while catching 122 passes for 1,964 yards and five touchdowns.

It was quite impressive. But it should've been even more impressive because, as it turns out, Johnson did it with broken fingers.

This is beyond phenomenal to me. Was Megatron feeling jealous because of all the attention Adrian Peterson got for his nearly record-breaking season last year coming off a serious knee injury?

Johnson apparently described the broken fingers by saying there "ain’t nothing that’s going to prohibit me from doing what I got to do."

I'm fairly certain broken fingers would keep me from doing what I do (blogging, XBox, etc) for like the next 16 weeks. At least. Not Megatron. He had the greatest season by a wide receiver in NFL history.

Imagine what he'll do with all of his appendages healthy.

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Will Brinson joined CBS Sports in 2010 and enters his seventh season covering the NFL for CBS. He previously wrote for FanHouse along with myriad other Internet sites. A North Carolina native who lives... Full Bio

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