NFL star Jason Pierre-Paul has revealed new details about the Fourth of July fireworks accident that left his right hand disfigured and nearly ended his football career

Pierre-Paul says the last thing he remembers before passing out at the hospital is doctors expressing doubt they could save his hand

The star New York Giants defensive lineman shared this and more in a recent interview with The New York Post. In the snippet below, Pierre-Paul describes the chain of events after he arrived at the emergency room

Q: You passed out?
A: Yeah. I just told the doctor not to cut my hand and passed out.

Q: How long did you pass out for?
A: Probably a couple days, man. I was in and out a couple of days.

Q: Why did you tell the doctor not to cut your hand?
A: It’s easier to take a shortcut out. I knew for a fact that my hand … I might say it’s severely damaged or whatever, but I knew it wasn’t that bad, like I can still play football.

Q: When you said you told the doctor not to cut your hand, you mean the whole hand?
A: Yeah.

Q: You were afraid that he would cut the whole hand off?
A: Yeah. Even the doctors counted me out. They were like, “Yeah, we’re gonna have to cut his whole hand off” and, you know … Read more…

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Jason Pierre-Paul told doctors ‘not to cut my hand’ after fireworks accident