At the worst of times, it is still possible for one to count his blessings.
Just ask Curtis Wilson Sr., who is grateful his son C.J. only lost two fingers instead of his wife in a recent fireworks explosion. His NFL career? He’ll worry about that later.
“I’m sure it’s in the back of his mind,” Wilson told WBTV. “For me, that really doesn’t matter. My son is alive, so God took care of him. I guess we’ll cross that bridge further down the road.”
Wilson, a cornerback with the Tampa Bay Bucs, lost the index and middle finger of one hand when the canister he was holding exploded. Wilson said his son was holding the canister, not the fireworks, when it went off.
“C.J. Is doing great,” he said. “He has lots of family and friends around him, lots of people coming to send up their prayers. He’s doing good right now. He’s on pain killers. He’s the same old C.J., joking and laughing.