Michael Strahan returned to “Good Morning America” on Wednesday wearing a bandage on his hand, explaining that he had missed Tuesday’s show because of a hand injury that cost him part of his pinky finger.
The former NFL player did not fully explain the injury beyond describing it as an “accident.
“I had a little accident, lost a little bit of my pinky,” he said, waving his bandaged finger in the air.
“I didn’t realize how much of a joke I was going to be around here today,” he said. “A guy before just said, ‘Michael, we pinky swear.'”
“There’s going to be a lot of jokes for a while, but I’m OK and glad to be back,” he said.
Strahan’s injury recalls a similar one suffered by “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon back in 2015. The last-night talk show host appeared on the show with a cast on his hand, explaining that he suffered the severe finger injury in a fall.