Last weekend, Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer set a grizzly example of where professional athletes shouldn’t put their fingers, and he’s apparently passed that touch to Dez Bryant.
The Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, who’s been out since September with a leg injury, said he cut the middle and ring fingers on his right hand while cutting carrots for soup, a mishap that limited him in practice Wednesday.
Bryant reportedly characterized the issue as “extremely, extremely minor,” but Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said it did affect Bryant on the practice field.
“He’s got a cut on the inside of his hand, so he wasn’t able to catch balls today,” Garrett said. “He did a good job moving around, though. I think he’s feeling better and better and better.”
Bryant has been inactive since Week 4, but he’s already stated that he intends to play Week 8 against the Philadelphia Eagles, following the Cowboys’ Week 7 bye.
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