Three years ago, then New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul made headlines when he lost part of his hand in an accident with fireworks.
Tuesday, prior to July 4th, the current Buccaneers lineman released a picture on instagram showing his hand in the aftermath of his accident, accompanied with a warning that read:
“It’s been 3yrs since my accident and I can truly say I’m very blessed and fortunate to be where I am in life. Looking at these pictures seems unreal and crazy. How your life can change in the blink of an eye. One of the greatest American traditions in celebrating 4th of July is with fireworks. Unfortunately, tomorrow someone will be injured playing with fireworks. We are celebrating the birthday of our great nation. I’m glad to still be alive to show you the outcome of what happened to me. Please don’t feel sorry for me, trust me your boy fine even with missing fingers lol. Be safe out there otherwise, this can be you.”
The following picture is graphic: