Player’s Dad: C.J. Wilson Lost 2 Fingers In July 4 Accident

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The father of Tampa Bay cornerback C.J. Wilson told a Charlotte television station that his son lost two fingers in a July 4 fireworks accident.

Curtis Wilson Sr., appearing on WBTV, said the fireworks did not pop out of the canister when they exploded.

The Buccaneers had confirmed that Wilson injured one of his hands in the July 4 accident. And his agent also told ESPN the incident involved fireworks.

In a statement Wednesday, the team said its “primary concern at this moment is for his long-term health.”

Wilson was injured near his hometown of Lincolnton, North Carolina. He played at North Carolina State and has appeared in four NFL games over two seasons, two coming last year with the Bucs.

Maj. Lee Caskey of the Lincoln County sheriff’s office said there was no call for an ambulance or emergency medical care that night, though a…

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