It might be time for NFL teams to write provisions into contracts demanding that grown men don’t play with dangerous explosives.
Just a few days after New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul suffered serious injuries in a fireworks accident in Florida comes this report from Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune indicating that Buccaneers cornerback C.J. Wilson suffered a “severe hand injury” in a fireworks accident on the Fourth of July:
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 (@RCummingsFHCN) July 8, 2015
There is no other information available. However, Wilson’s representatives confirming the story to Cummings and the Tribune is telling.
Wilson, an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina State, has played in a total of four games in two seasons. He’s recorded five tackles while playing mostly on special teams.
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