Ex-Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi reveals hand was amputated after ATV accident

Massaquoi, who played for the Browns from 2009-12, said he had taken a turn too sharply and the vehicle rolled.

“The next thing I feel is like an explosion went off in my hand,” Massaquoi said. “I’m in shock so I don’t feel it, but I’m very aware of what’s going on because of the blood everywhere.”


Former @NFL and @UGAFootball wide receiver @IronMassaquoi made his career catching a ball.

Last April, his left hand was amputated.

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Massaquoi said he initially thought he had broken his hand, but his friends thought his hand “went through a meat grinder.” Massaquoi said doctors were initially able to put his hand back together, but after evaluation they were able to only salvage his thumb. 

He now wears a mechanical prosthetic device. 

“There’s an adjustment there to say, ‘This part of me is no longer (there),’ but are a lot of other parts that are still there … This just gives you a perspective of how precious life is, how fast things can change,” Massaquoi said. “You go from joyriding to flying in a helicopter finding out your hand will be amputated.”

Massaquoi, 31, was a second-round pick by the Browns in 2009 out of Georgia. He led the Browns with 624 receiving yards and three touchdown caches as a rookie, but his production waned in the ensuing seasons.

Article Appeared @https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2018/02/12/ex-browns-wr-mohamed-massaquoi-reveals-hand-amputated-after-atv-accident/329947002/

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