Vikings long snapper reportedly lost part of finger against Rams, returned to game that same quarter

While Thursday night’s game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Los Angeles Rams was wildly entertaining, Vikings long snapper Kevin McDermott will likely walk away from Memorial Coliseum with the craziest story of the night.

At one point during the second quarter of Minnesota’s 38-31 loss to the Rams, McDermott’s pinky finger got stuck inside another facemask while he was on the field. Part of it was then ripped off.

Instead of calling it a night — like nearly everyone would after losing part of a finger — McDermott quickly went to the locker room to get his finger stitched up and then returned to the game like nothing happened, according to Courtney Cronin of ESPN.

And when he got back on the field later in the second quarter, nobody was the wiser.

If there were any doubts about the 28-year-old’s toughness before Thursday night, they should be long gone now.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: The Los Angeles Rams take the field to play the Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Quarterback Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings throws to wide receiver Laquon Treadwell #11 for a catch in the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Wide receiver Robert Woods #17 of the Los Angeles Rams crosses the goal play line in the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Brandin Cooks #12 of the Los Angeles Rams tip toes along the sidelines after his catch during the fourth quarter of a 38-31 victory over the Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Quarterback Jared Goff #16 of the Los Angeles Rams throws a 47-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Brandin Cooks #12 of the Los Angeles Rams against the Minnesota Vikings during the first half of their NFL football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles on Thursday, September 27, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Defensive tackle Aaron Donald #99 of the Los Angeles Rams sacks quarterback Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings during an NFL football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles on Thursday, September 27, 2018. The Los Angeles Rams beat the Minnesota Vikings 38-31. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Defensive tackle Aaron Donald #99 of the Los Angeles Rams celebrates a sack on quarterback Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings during an NFL football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles on Thursday, September 27, 2018. The Los Angeles Rams beat the Minnesota Vikings 38-31. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Wide receiver Stefon Diggs #14 of the Minnesota Vikings catches the ball in front of defensive back Sam Shields #37 of the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Wide receiver Cooper Kupp #18 of the Los Angeles Rams celebrates his touchdown with wide receiver Robert Woods #17 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Defensive back Xavier Rhodes #29 of the Minnesota Vikings reacts to his holding penalty in front of wide receiver Brandin Cooks #12 of the Los Angeles Rams in the first quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Aldrick Robinson #17 of the Minnesota Vikings scores a touchdown as safety John Johnson III #43 of the Los Angeles Rams reacts during the first half at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Wide receiver Aldrick Robinson #17 of the Minnesota Vikings hauls in a touchdown pass against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half of their NFL football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles on Thursday, September 27, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Bryce Hager #54 of the Los Angeles Rams hugs John Franklin-Myers #94 of the Los Angeles Rams the Vikings fumbled the ball during closing minutes of the game against Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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