Now that JPP is nearly fully recovered and is set to hit the field with the New York Giants this season, he’s decided to take part in a Public Service Announcement about the dangers of fireworks. JPP has teamed up with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to lessen the amount of pyrotechnic-related injuries this Independence Day.
The #FireworkHurt campaign premiered the PSA on Good Morning America Thursday morning, and the 45-second clip briefly explains JPP’s horrific accident. The pass rusher also remembers that after the mishap all he could think of was his then-newborn son. During the PSA he gives two tips: “keep fireworks away from kids” and leave fireworks “to the fireworks professionals.”
During most of the 2015-2016 Giants season JPP wore a white bandage around his hand, but in the video his damaged hand is on clear display and he doesn’t attempt to hide it.
The 27-year-old recently signed a one-year contract with Big Blue and is ready to prove he is still a force to be reckoned with on the turf.
Watch the PSA up top.
SOURCE: Washington Post | IMAGE CREDIT Getty | VIDEO CREDIT: YouTube