Plenty of Ravens fans are thankful for running back Justin Forsett this Thanksgiving.
But when Forsett goes home, he grosses out his own family.
It's because he has a large, bloody cut on the bridge of his nose. He's had it since Week 3 or 4 of the season (it's been so long he can't remember).
"[My wife is] not a fan of the Band-Aid," Forsett said. "My little son, every time I come home and pick him up, he's like, 'Ew!' It's just nasty to him. He won't let me hold him too long, so that's a problem."
The Band-Aid has almost become an accessory for Forsett. It's like a badge of honor, showing the wear and tear of being a workhorse starting running back – a new role for the journeyman veteran.
The cut simply doesn't have enough time to heal between Sundays, and the bye was no help either. Forsett still wore the Band-Aid on Monday Night Football.
"The cut's just gotten bigger and bigger," Forsett said.
The problem is his helmet keeps crashing down on his nose every Sunday, re-opening the wound. The Monday Night Football cameras showed Forsett getting his nose re-bandaged after his first touchdown of the game.
So why not get a new helmet?
"I don't want a new helmet," Forsett said. "I guess I'm being stubborn in that respect as far as the equipment guys. I've had this helmet for a long time with this style. I'm locked in on it. So I don't mind getting the cuts."