NFL player shares x-ray of injured hand after amputation

Some x-rays get seen by significantly more people than others.

As reported by SportsNet New York, NFL defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has shared x-rays and photographs of his right hand, which was injured in a fireworks accident last year, on various social media accounts. Pierre-Paul had to get his right index finger and part of his thumb amputated as a result of the accident.

"Sometimes you have to sink, in order to understand what it means to rise," the free agent wrote on Instagram last week. "You must fall apart to understand what it means when you are whole.”

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