New York Giants star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul made headlines last year when he literally blew up his hands during a fireworks accident on Fourth of July.
Pierre-Paul struggled last season, but looks to make things different as he tries to return to All-Pro status this season.
While speaking to ESPN, JPP explained how his right hand feels “great” now and how he can’t tell the difference between that and his non-mangled left hand.
“I’m not worried about no club. My hand feels great. No complaining, no nothing. I’ve been training hard, been getting after it and getting ready to play some football. The club isn’t going to be an issue or anything. My right hand feels like my left hand.
“I don’t have to prove anything. It’s free will. I know I don’t need nothing to go out there to protect myself. I feel comfortable in using my hand and striking with it and hitting with it. I’m very excited to show people, ‘Hey, nothing has changed.”
We’ll just have to see how Pierre-Paul performs during training camp.