The sad irony of Mohamed Massaquoi’s loss isn’t missed by the former Georgia receiver. However, due to the advances in modern technology, he still has an opportunity to use his left “hand” in his post-playing career.
Massaquoi recent shared his story of losing the majority of his left hand on The Players’ Tribune in an ATV accident. Ahead of telling his story, he gave a shoutout to his family and gave special thanks to Georgia:
Before I begin, I’d just like to thank a few people. I want to thank my wife for being my rock throughout this whole process, and I want to thank my family and friends for their support. To Ron Courson, Thomas Settles, Carla Williams, Bryant Gantt, and everyone at UGA who was there for me from the very beginning — thank you. I’d also like to thank Dr. Star, Dr. Howell, Dr. Seiler, Dan Acker at Georgia Hand, Shoulder, & Elbow, and Piedmont Atlanta Hospital for their great work.
The video made by The Player’s Tribune is excellent and captures the spirit of Massaquoi’s message. The video was posted to Twitter by The Players’ Tribune:
Last April, his left hand was amputated.
— The Players’ Tribune (@PlayersTribune) February 12, 2018