Many players on the Denver Broncos would say that defensive lineman Derek Wolfe is one of the toughest players on the team.
He proved it with story he told about dislocating his finger on Sunday.
“My calf was cramping up on me,” Wolfe said via NFL Network’s James Palmer. “When I went down on the field, I went to jump over [defensive end Jared] Crick, and my calf just locked up on me and then I dislocated my finger on his helmet. I was like ‘Yeah, I’m just going to lay here for a minute and let my calf calm down and pop my finger back in,’ and then I was good.”
For those who have never suffered a leg cramp, the back of your leg would feel like it was going to explode. Most people would be writhing on the ground begging for it to stop. Add on a finger that is no longer in the place it was in seconds earlier, and that sounds dreadful.
Wolfe had the presence of mind to simply wait the cramp out, then go away after a few minutes, and then snap his finger back into place.
For those that enjoy calling professional football players soft, imagine that entire sequence of events.