For the primary time, Mohamed Massaquoi revealed he had a part of his hand amputated after an ATV accident, successfully ending his NFL profession.
The previous receiver was off-roading with buddies final April when his ATV flipped and crushed his hand.
“Making a flip — I take the flip too sharply,” Massaquoi stated in a video for The Gamers’ Tribune. “And earlier than I do know it, my ATV loses management. The subsequent factor I really feel is one thing simply looks like an explosion simply went off in my hand. I’m in shock, so I don’t really feel it. However I’m very conscious of what’s happening, simply because there’s blood in all places.
“What I’m seeing and what my associates are seeing are utterly totally different — they’re seeing what truly occurred, I’m seeing what I feel occurred. I’m considering that I simply broke my hand. My pal, on the opposite hand, thinks my hand simply went via a meat grinder.”
Former @NFL and @UGAFootball large receiver @IronMassaquoi made his profession catching a ball.
Final April, his left hand was amputated.
That is the primary time he is informed his story: https://t.co/cNm7qAddud pic.twitter.com/mecccJ6sZN
— The Gamers’ Tribune (@PlayersTribune) February 12, 2018
Massaquoi stated he was airlifted to the hospital, the place the docs revealed he would doubtless lose his hand. Nevertheless, they tried to reset it and primarily put it again along with hopes that time and therapeutic would assist.
He misplaced each finger besides his thumb and now makes use of a prosthetic on his left arm.
Massaquoi, 31, hadn’t performed soccer since 2013. Nevertheless, he indicated he hadn’t given up on soccer and was open to persevering with his NFL profession.
“I went with denial, I went by way of worry of what was going to return,” Massaquoi stated. “This simply provides you a perspective of how valuable life is, how briskly issues can change.”
Massaquoi was drafted out of Georgia within the second spherical of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Browns. He caught 118 passes and 7 touchdowns from 2009 to 2012 with Cleveland earlier than being minimize.
He was at the Jaguars’ and Jets’ camps in 2013, however was reduce by each groups.