Former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi has posted a video revealing that he lost his left hand in an ATV accident.
As he explained in a video for The Players’ Tribune, Massaquoi only has a thumb remaining on his left hand following the gruesome experience.
“Making a turn — I take the turn too sharply,” explains the 31-year-old. “And before I know it, my ATV loses control. The next thing I feel is something just feels like an explosion just went off in my hand. I’m in shock, so I don’t feel it. But I’m very aware of what’s going on, just because there’s blood everywhere.
“What I’m seeing and what my friends are seeing are completely different — they’re seeing what actually happened, I’m seeing what I think happened. I’m thinking that I just broke my hand. My friend, on the other hand, thinks my hand just went through a meat grinder.”
A former second-round pick out of Georgia, Massaquoi – who was retired when the accident happened – finished his four-year career with 118 receptions and seven touchdowns.