Former Georgia and NFL wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi revealed shocking news on Monday.
A second-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2009, Massaquoi used his hands to make 118 receptions in five NFL seasons.
Now, Massaquoi has lost one of those hands.
Back in April, Massaquoi was involved in a tragic ATV accident which badly mangled his left hand. He revealed the news in video with The Players’ Tribune today.
Doctors were able to put Massaquoi’s hand back together, which he described as “a feat in itself.” However, as the weeks passed, it was clear his fingers weren’t responding and four of them had to be removed.
Massaquoi still has his left thumb, and he utilizes a prosthetic device.
“I guess when I look at my hand I’m just thankful,” Massaquoi said. “I’m thankful for the process. I’m thankful for the little things in life. I’m thankful for family, for friendship. I’m thankful for real things.”
Massaquoi’s entire story can be found below. It is worth a watch.
Last April, his left hand was amputated.
— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) February 12, 2018
It is pretty brave of Massaquoi to share his story. He seems to be at peace with his new life, which surely took some getting used to.
Our thoughts are with him.