Harlan County Student Athlete Home After Fireworks Injury

A Harlan County High School athlete is home from the hospital after losing some fingers
in a fireworks accident.

WYMT cites family social media posts saying basketball player Reggie Cottrell was released from the hospital Friday following surgery to remove his ring finger and parts of his middle and index fingers.

His family says he was not goofing around with the fireworks but rather got a hold of a bad one that exploded immediately upon being lit.

He had to be flown to Lexington for treatment.