Mavs' Wikre Has Finger Amputated to Continue Playing

By: Sam Farnsworth Email
By: Sam Farnsworth Email

GRAND JUNCTION - Trevor Wikre is a senior at Mesa State College and is the starting right guard for the Mavericks offensive line and Wikre is not about to let a dislocated pinky end his college football playing career.

Wikre suffered a compound dislocation of his right pinky finger in the Mavs win over Fort Lewis last Saturday and was sent to the hospital for immediate medical attention. When doctors told Wikre that he would be sidelined for the remainder of the season he was devastated.

His doctors told him that they would have to operate and insert pins into the finger to help the bone and joint heal correctly. But that wasn't an option for the Mavs offensive lineman. He told doctors to amputate the finger so he could continue his football career on the field and not on the sidelines.

To hear Wikre's story, click on the video above.

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