- Rapoport adds that fireworks accident has put Wilson’s NFL career in jeopardy.
Ryan Herman of the Lincoln Times-News, citing sources close to the family, reports that Wilson lost two of the fingers on one of his hands in a fireworks accident that occurred on July 4.
According to the report, Wilson was at home in Lincolnton with family and close friends when the accident occurred.
A source told ESPN’s Ed Werder that the injury Wilson sustained in the accident is “significant.”
The Buccaneers have released a statement regarding the hand injury Buccaneers CB C.J. Wilson‘s sustained in a fireworks accident.
“It is our understanding that the injury occurred to one of his hands and our primary concern at this moment is for his long-term health. We have been in contact with C.J. and are continuing to monitor the situation.”
- Buccaneers officials have confirmed that they are aware of Wilson’s hand injury, per Cummings.
“As we are dealing with a medical issue, we are in contact with the ball club as well and they are taking the lead on any information to the public regarding his condition or anything football-related,” Wilson’s agent Joel Turner text Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. “With federal law on releasing medical information, etc., we are deferring any media issues to the Tampa Bay medical staff/front office.”
This comes just a few days after Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul also his injured hand in a fireworks accident.
Wilson, 25, originally signed on with the Bears as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina State back in 2013. He later signed on to the Buccaneers’ practice squad in September of last year after he was placed on waivers by Chicago.
Wilson is set to make a base salary of $585,000 for the 2015 season before becoming an exclusive rights free agent next year.
In 2014, Wilson appeared in two games and recorded four tackles for the Buccaneers.
We’ll have more updates regarding Wilson and his injury as the news is available.