Forget Sky Diving and Motorcycles, Fireworks Injuries May Be A Bigger Concern For NFL Players
It's probably in the contract of every professional athlete; a clause restricting their participation in dangerous activities like extreme sports or riding a motorcycle. Professional organizations feel the need to protect their largest investments, the players who actually take the field.
After the events of this Fourth of July Weekend, I smell a few more clauses ready to be put in place. First this from Adam Schefter of ESPN.
ESPN obtained medical charts that show Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul had right index finger amputated today. pic.twitter.com/VI5cbS1uCw
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 8, 2015
News is scarce, but early reports assert that JPP will play again and sooner than some people think. The news might not be so good for Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Back C.J. Wilson.
Bucs backup cornerback C.J. Wilson lost two fingers on one hand in a fireworks accident July 4, the Lincoln (N.C.) Times-News is reporting. — Greg Auman (@gregauman) July 8, 2015
While neither of these athletes was reportedly stupid enough to set fireworks off from the top of their heads (you know who I'm talking about), you have to think the NFL will take notice of these incidents.
While fireworks injuries aren't rare in society, this is the first I've heard of professional athletes being involved. That of course doesn't mean professional athletes haven't injured themselves in plenty of other stupid ways.
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