David Njoku‘s face was badly burned in the fire pit accident, but things could’ve been way worse … the Browns star says his eyes were open when the fireball burned his face, and he could’ve lost his eyesight.
“I give all the glory to God. When it happened my eyes were open, so I saw everything and I really should’ve been blinded,” Njoku told reporters, adding … “Luckily I’m not, so I give all glory to God.”
Of course, the 27-year-old, former first-round draft pick stamped his status as one of the toughest dudes around when he played the week 4 game against the Ravens just days after the incident, somehow wearing a helmet over the burned area.
“All the pain and suffering from training in the offseason is far worse than any of this,” Njoku said.
The Browns lost handily to Baltimore, 28-3, but David was a bright spot, catching 6 passes for 46 yards … despite the burns.
Initially, Njoku didn’t reveal the injury. In fact, he walked in and out of the locker room with a mask that covered his whole face.
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Then, earlier this week, David shared a photo from shortly after the incident, in addition to a photo showing the burns healing, albeit slowly.
As for how he’s feeling now … how’s this for good news?
“Never felt better.”
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