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Calvin Johnson, Charles Tillman post disgusting finger pictures

Charles Tillman, Calvin Johnson

Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman (33) breaks up a pass intended for Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) in the second half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)


When it comes to the risks in football, finger injuries are far from the greatest concern. But spend enough time around enough veteran NFL players, and you’ll notice quite a few bent or disfigured fingers.

Two such players have gone head to head many times, Calvin Johnson and Charles Tillman. And last week they both posted pictures on Instagram of their fingers.

You can see the pictures here, but be warned: They’re disgusting. Tillman got things started by showing his left hand, with his pinky at a 90-degree angle from his ring finger. Then Johnson one-upped him.

“I saw @peanuttillman pic of that beat up finger he has and thought I probably jacked this one up in all those physical battles over the years,” Johnson wrote on Instagram, with a picture of his own finger while it was being surgically repaired.

Look at the pictures and see how much the men who play football put their bodies through for our entertainment. But don’t look while you’re eating lunch.