Cardinals starter to miss games after suffering gruesome burns in cooking accident that was almost ‘deadly’

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Arizona Cardinals cornerback Antonio Hamilton won a base job in training camp, but he won’t be on the field in Week 1 after injuring himself in a freak cooking accident at his home.

When the Cardinals announced their 53-man roster this week, one of the biggest surprises was that Hamilton was placed on the list of non-football injuries, forcing him to serve out the first four weeks of the season. After shining through training camp, it was not clear how Hamilton was injured, but he revealed the details this week.

According to the angle, he suffered multiple second-degree burns to the lower half of his body in a cooking accident that occurred on Aug. 22. It was such a serious accident that it “could have been fatal,” Hamilton said. .

“Had the biggest camp of my career and last Monday I had an accident that could have been fatal for me and my family,” said Hamilton. wrote on Twitter this week. “But instead I got the short end of it by badly burning my feet (2nd degree). It was literally a freak accident and God spared me just to have these injuries.”

According to to NFL.com, the accident involved a deep fryer and Hamilton had to be taken to hospital after being badly burned with cooking oil. If you want to see what Hamilton’s second-degree burns look like, you can check out the photo he posted on Twitter by clicking here.

As Hamilton noted, he had one of the best training camps of his career. Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury even recently revealed that Hamilton had played well enough to earn a starting spot in the Arizona defense.

“It’s disappointing for him,” Kingsbury said of the injury one of the team’s official reporters. “He deserved a basic role.”

Earning a starting spot was huge for Hamilton, who has played just four games over the course of his six-year career. Two of those starts last season came during a year in which he appeared in all 17 games for Arizona.

The loss of a starting corner in the first four weeks of the season will put the Cardinals in a difficult position. Not only will they face Patrick Mahomes in Week 1, but they will follow that up with games against the Raiders and Rams in the next two weeks.

The Cardinals traded for Raider’s cornerback Trayvon Mullen this week, and there’s a chance he could replace Hamilton as he recovers from his burns. While it is not yet clear when Hamilton will return, he will have to serve out at least the first four games of the season due to being placed on the NFI list.


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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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