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21st of July 2018

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NFL star’s graphic July 4 warning: ‘This can be you’

AN NFL star who almost blew his hand off in a 4th of July fireworks accident has posted graphic pictures of his injury on Instagram.

New Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was lucky his hand could be saved after fireworks he purchased exploded at a 2015 Independence Day party in Florida.

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He lost his index finger and part of the middle finger on his left hand, which still sports scarring and burn marks from the fateful night.

It’s been a hard road for the 29-year-old, but he has remained one of the best defensive ends in the game, recording 15.5 sacks in two seasons since making his comeback from the injury.

He posted a trio of graphic images on his Instagram today, coinciding with US Independence Day celebrations, issuing a warning to others thinking about using fireworks.

“It’s been 4yrs (three) since my accident and I can truly say I’m very blessed and fortunate to be where I am in life,” Pierre-Paul wrote.

“Looking at these pictures seems unreal and crazy.

“How your life can change in the blink of an eye.

“One of the greatest American traditions in celebrating 4th of July is with fireworks.

“Unfortunately, tomorrow someone will be injured playing with fireworks.

“We are celebrating the birthday of our great nation.

“I’m glad to still be alive to show you the outcome of what happened to me.

“Please don’t feel sorry for me, trust me your boy fine even with missing fingers lol.

“Be safe out there otherwise, this can be you.”

In March, Pierre-Paul was traded from the New York Giants to the Buccaneers.

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