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Exclusive: Jason Pierre-Paul details his fateful fireworks accident

For the first time in detail, Jason Pierre-Paul relives the fireworks accident that mangled his right hand—and cost him millions.

Last July 4, Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul’s life was forever altered after a fireworks accident in Miami forced doctors to amputate a finger on his right hand. In a Sports Illustrated exclusive, Pierre-Paul invited writer Jason Buckland to the scene of the explosion and detailed the aftermath for the first time. Buckland’s full story and accompanying video will be posted on Tuesday and appear in the April 18 issue of Sports Illustrated.