Two NFL players lose fingers in fireworks accidents

Two NFL players lose fingers in fireworks accidents

Two NFL players were involved in a fireworks accident over the 4th of July weekend, which led to amputation of fingers.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback C.J. Wilson lost two fingers on one hand (index and middle finger) after fireworks exploded in a canister Wilson was holding.

When it comes to the impact of his professional career, that is unclear.

"I'm sure it's in the back of his mind," Wilson's father, Curtis Wilson Sr. told WBTV. "For me that really doesn't matter. My son is alive so God took care of him as far as that. I guess we'll cross that bridge later on down the road."

The Buccaneers released a statement saying, "We are aware that C.J. was involved in an accident that occurred over the July 4th Holiday. It is our understanding that the injury occurred to one of his hands and our primary concern at this moment is for his long-term health. We have been in contact with C.J. and are continuing to monitor the situation."

Early Thursday morning a tweet by NFL Insider Adam Schefter showed medical charts obtained by ESPN that showed that New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had his right index finger amputated.

Tweeting out medical documents may be a HIPPA violation. The Giants claim they learned about the amputation from Schefter's tweet.

The Giants hit Pierre-Paul with a franchise tag in March, that would have paid him $14.8 million in 2015, but Pierre-Paul had yet to sign the tender.

The two sides have been working on a long-term contract for months. On Monday the Giants withdrew their $60 million offer.

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