Take a look at your thumb. Isn't it nice to be able to just move it around how you want? Isn't it great how it's there like it's supposed to be?
Oh, you don't think about your thumb like that? Well, after reading this story that Trent Williams shared while sitting down with JP Finlay on the Redskins Talk podcast, you will in fact think about your thumb like that. And you will love how healthy it is.
To start the interview, Finlay asked Williams how he's holding up. The left tackle has already had two surgeries this year including one to help with his dislocated thumb, an injury that happened in Week 8 on the road against the Giants.
The lineman answered by saying his hand is "still progressing" but, overall, he feels "about as good" as he has in a while. But then, he provided some details from the game where he originally hurt the finger.
They are wild.
"I played three quarters, three and a half quarters with it because I just didn't wanna give up, I didn't wanna face defeat," Williams said.
"My thumb maybe popped out of place like 14, 15 times through the course of that."
Hey, sorry, just passed out imagining that happening 14 or 15 times in the span of a few hours. Back now, though, and feeling good. Where were we?
"To be honest, it started to do it so much, it wasn't even as painful anymore," Williams told Finlay. "It was just kind of weird. Your thumb pops out of place and you feel it when doing the most simple things. It's a little scary. I wasn't really worried so much about the pain, I just knew something wasn't normal."
Cool, that's borderline gross, but it sounds like he's all done with the truly frightening info, right?
"During the TV timeout," Williams continued, "one of the trainers had handed me a bottle of water. I'm not even thinking about my thumb, I'm right-handed, so I just took the water, squeeze it, squeeze it and my thumb pops out of place. I'm like, 'Hey my thumb just popped out of place squeezing a bottle of water.' They were like, 'Yeah, that's kinda concerning.'
"They pulled me and come to find out, yeah, I should've never played through that play when it got hurt."
Anyone else extremely woozy?
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To hear more from Williams, including how he helped get Adrian Peterson to DC, listen to the FULL Redskins Talk episode featuing the lineman below: