Like Andy Warhol said, “one’s company, two’s a crowd,” Jason Pierre Paul is apparently not the only one to suffer from a fireworks-related injury. Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback C.J. Wilson reportedly injured himself over the July 4th holiday while shooting off fireworks. He too suffered a hand injury, but the extent is unknown.
According to 2012 data from the National Fire Protection Association, around 8,700 people were treated for injuries resulting from fireworks. July 4th certainly sees the highest amount of these injuries due to the sheer volume of fireworks shot off. It seems that not even NFL players are immune from such injuries, with two suffering from them this past weekend.
Read the Buccaneers' statement below: