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Saints star Davenport healing from pinky amputation

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Posted at 10:35 AM, Jun 16, 2022

New Orleans Saints star Marcus Davenport is healing after getting part of his pinky amputated.

On Wednesday, Davenport told reporters that he had the top portion of his left pinkie finger amputated during the offseason, the Associated Press reported.

Davenport told the AP that he tore ligaments in the finger while playing at UTSA. He's had procedures on the finger throughout his playing career, but in the latest procedure this year he had a plate inserted after breaking one.

An infection occurred which led to the amputation, the news outlet reported.

Davenport, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract, said this won't be a setback.

He's also recovering from right shoulder surgery.

This won't be the first time an NFL player has played without a finger.

The AP reported that free-agent Jason Pierre-Paul lost his right index finger and suffered other hand injuries in a fireworks accident in 2015.

Pierre-Paul has since played six seasons since the injury.