A month ago, news broke that Marcus Davenport had to have part of his left pinky finger amputated based on an injury he suffered back when he was in college.
This week, we got an upclose look at the New Orleans Saints defensive end’s hand.
According to Mike Tripplett of ESPN, Davenport had the top portion of his left pinkie finger amputated this past offseason after breaking a plate from a previous surgery and experiencing an infection.
Davenport, who also had surgery on his right shoulder in January, is hoping to be healthy by training camp. But the finger issue threw an unexpected wrench into his timetable.
The 6-foot-6, 265-pound defensive end has flashed enormous potential throughout his four-year career, highlighted by his career-best nine sacks in just 11 games played last season. However, he has missed a total of 18 games with a variety of ailments, including toe, foot, elbow, shoulder and pectoral injuries.
The Saints picked up his fifth-year option worth $9.5 million for the 2022 season. A 2018 first-round draft choice, he is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in 2023.