BrownsZone: Former receiver Massaquoi lost 4 fingers in ATV accident

BrownsZone: Former receiver Massaquoi lost 4 fingers in ATV accident

Massaquoi was with friends when he took a turn on his ATV too sharply and the lost control of the vehicle.

In a video published Monday on The Players' Tribune, the 31-year-old explains in detail the awful accident that led to most of his hand being amputated.

Massaquoi's hands were very good to him.

His position on the field makes the events of almost a year ago even more devastating: in a video posted Monday on The Players' Tribune, Massaquoi revealed that last April he lost almost all of his left hand after an ATV accident.

He had just endured an ATV accident during an outing with his friends and heard what he described as an "explosion" in his hand.

He said doctors worked to save his hand but ultimately had to remove four fingers, leaving his thumb intact.

It's been a while since Mohamed Massaquoi played in the NFL. However, as the weeks passed, it was clear his fingers weren't responding and four of them had to be removed.

"They put it all back together, which was a feat in itself", he said. "My friend, on the other hand, thinks that my hand just went through like a meat grinder or something like that".

Then as the days went by, it was "this finger is not going to make it". He also explains the mental adjustment he had to make once he realized a part of what made him who he was will no longer be there. The experience was one that caused Massaquoi to obtain "a perspective of how precious life is".

"You find and you discover certain things about yourself that will push you past staying in your comfort zone".

Able to feel and move his thumb, Massaquoi said, "I'm just grateful that I still have it". He played with the Browns from 2009-12 and was with the New York Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars during training camp in 2013. "To not have that, it's a part of you that helped me become who I am". I'm thankful for family, for friendship.

Massaquoi said he's learned to value relationships more as part of his recovery and process since the accident. I'd also like to thank Dr.

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