New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport looks to finally put to rest his finger problems after having a portion of one amputated.
Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport is struggling with his left pinkie finger, but after having a portion of it amputated this offseason, hopefully, it’s all up from here for him.
This issue has been around for a long time for Davenport. According to ESPN’s report on the situation, it began in 2016 when he tore ligaments in it.
He had to amputate because he broke a plate and got an infection from it, which can be extremely serious if not taken care of immediately. Those kinds of things can go from being something small to being life-threatening, so thankfully, they got it handled before it did get any worse.
Saints: Marcus Davenport has finger amputated
Davenport could have likely been back for training camp after having shoulder surgery in January, but with this amputation, it seems he will be out for longer.
However, a longer rehabilitation time is a far better outcome than what could have happened if he didn’t take care of this pinkie finger.
Once he can get back on the field, Davenport shouldn’t miss a beat, and his production shouldn’t be too affected.
Now, if it were another one of his fingers, that could have been an issue, but the pinkie finger is kind of like the toe — people can make adjustments without skipping a beat. Davenport can shine without it, and without it causing pain, it’ll be even better for him.
He missed 18 games because of various ailments, so getting healthy has been a top priority. Now that he is on that track, he can get back on track and make the Saints realize he is someone to keep around.
Even with his fifth-year option for this upcoming season, he needs a good one to stick around New Orleans. Hopefully, he will be able to prove himself, or Davenport will be hunting a new team.