POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul injured his hand while attempting to light fireworks in South Florida during the Fourth of July weekend, according to multiple reports.
NFL sources claim Pierre-Paul, 26, has severe burns to his palms and the tips of three fingers, which could result in nerve damage.
Pierre-Paul was taken to Broward Health North in Pompano Beach, where he was being treated Sunday.
Multiple tweets indicate that Pierre-Paul had procured a large amount of fireworks for the Fourth of July. The fireworks appear to have been stored in a rented U-Haul van. Pierre-Paul posted an Instagram video in front of the van prior to the incident.
The two-time Pro Bowl player attended Deerfield Beach High School and the University of South Florida. He was a first-round draft pick of the Giants in 2010.
Pierre-Paul was expected to recover, and doctors don't believe there will be any permanent damage.