C.J. Wilson of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was released from a hospital on Friday after losing two fingers in a fireworks accident.
Wilson underwent at least two surgeries on his hand while hospitalized at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The cornerback's father, Curtis Wilson Sr., appearing on Charlotte's WBTV last week, said the fireworks did not pop out of the canister when they exploded. He said his son lost his index and middle fingers off of one of his hands.
Wilson Sr. was asked by WBTV how the injury might affect his son's career.
"For me, that really doesn't matter. My son is alive, so God took care of him as far as that. I guess we'll cross that bridge later on down the road," he told the television station last week.
The accident occurred in Wilson's hometown of Lincolnton, North Carolina, on July 4.