July 6, 2015 – 1:26 am
Taken on its own merits, “Florida Man injures self with fireworks” is not a newsworthy item. In fact, it may be a residency requirement. But when that Florida Man is Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, we pay attention.
ESPN.com reported that JPP severely injured himself in a fireworks accident on the Fourth of July, suffering burns on one of his palms and three fingers. He is also being tested for nerve damage in his fingers.
Fortunately, Pierre-Paul’s injuries are not expected to be career-threatening, which means we can safely place him in the pantheon of athletes who have suffered bizarre or downright stupid off-field injuries over the years without a guilty conscience.
The following is by no means a comprehensive list, but we like to think it covers most of the greatest mishaps in sports injury history.
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