Marcus Davenport had people blowing up his phone this week, wishing him a speedy recovery after seeing reports that he needs thumb surgery.
The New Orleans Saints rookie defensive end was surprised to receive the calls and text messages because to him, the injury is no big deal.
"It's just something minor," he said Wednesday (June 13). "I think everybody else made it out to be a super big deal. I was practicing before (with the injury)."
Davenport even practiced Tuesday at minicamp after news broke Monday about the injury and the pending surgery. He sat out Wednesday, but it's unclear if that was related to the thumb injury.
Davenport, the Saints' first-round pick this year, wouldn't say how he suffered the injury, but said it was diagnosed a couple days before reports surfaced Monday. Coach Sean Payton said Davenport will have surgery on Friday, and Davenport expects to be healthy for the start of training camp next month.
"It sucks, but it's better now than actually during the season," he said.