Three years ago, then New York Giant Jason Pierre-Paul blew apart much of his right hand in a 4th of July fireworks accident.
Today, he posted a horrific photo of his mangled mitt to discourage others from making the same Independence Day mistake.
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.
There were fears JPP's injuries would cost him his career. But the now-Tampa Bay Buccaneer has continued to be an effective pass rusher, even with the missing fingers.