While the NFL world for an update on Jason Pierre-Paul’s status after he was injured lighting off fireworks over the holiday weekend, there are reports that Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback C.J. Wilson also suffered a serious hand injury in a fireworks accident.
Ryan Herman of Lincoln Times-News reports that sources close to Wilson’s family say Wilson lost two fingers lighting fireworks over the 4th of July weekend.
Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune first reported that Wilson had injured his hand, though the severity of it was unknown:
Bucs CB C.J. Wilson suffered a severe hand injury in a July 4th fireworks accident, Wilson’s representatives confirm to Tampa Tribune
— Roy Cummings (@RCummingsTBO) July 8, 2015
The Bucs released a statement, but did not comment on the severity of the injury:
Wilson’s agent, Joel Turner, declined to comment on the injury when contacted by Business Insider.
Most reports indicate that Pierre-Paul’s injury is less serious, and some believe he can be ready for the NFL season. Though the Giants took away his $US60 million contract offer, if nothing else, he can play on the franchise tag for a season.
Wilson, however, doesn’t have the experience of Pierre-Paul. He has played just four games in two seasons and is on the final year of a two-year deal worth $US585,000 and unguaranteed.
If Wilson’s injuries are as bad as reported, it’s possible that it could end his career.
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