An apparent kitchen mishap burned a Cardinals cornerback and complicated the team’s defensive backfield.
Cornerback Antonio Hamilton was added to the reserve/non-football injured list on Thursday after a “kitchen accident at his home”.
Hamilton had burned himself with hot oil in an incident that required hospitalization. Hamilton appeared to confirm the report by tweeting a photo of a pair of legs and feet with visible burns on a hospital bed.
My understanding is that Antonio Hamilton burned himself. He was cooking in the kitchen and spilled hot oil on himself. Was severe enough (both feet and an arm) he had to go to the hospital.— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) September 1, 2022
“I had the biggest camp of my career and last Monday I had an accident that could have been fatal to me and my family, but instead I had the short end by burning myself badly feet (2nd degree)”, Hamilton
. “It was literally a freak accident and God spared me to only have these injuries.”
Had the greatest camp of my career & last Monday I had a accident that could've ended up deadly for me & my family but instead I got the short end of it by having my feet severely burned (2nd degree). It was literally a freak accident and God spared me to only have these injuries pic.twitter.com/8SXhJjzZbW— Antonio Hamilton (@UnitedSt8Of_Ham) September 1, 2022
On Tuesday, after Hamilton said he suffered the burns, the Cardinals traded with the Raiders for former second-round pick Trayvon Mullen, a cornerback who will likely serve as an immediate backup.
Hamilton had worked his way out of the practice squad last season and become a contributor, the one who kept the momentum going all the way into training camp. Coach Kliff Kingsbury
just two weeks ago, Hamilton would be the team’s second cornerback.
Kliff Kingsbury continues to praise CB Antonio Hamilton.— Kevin Parrish Jr (@KevinParrishJr) August 19, 2022
“He has really taken over that No. 2 spot for now.”
The Cardinals had been mum on the status of Hamilton, who had not been seen in training in recent days. Saturday, Kingsbury
Hamilton’s absence was an “unexpected situation”.
Head coach Kliff Kingsbury told @PaulCalvisi that CB Antonio Hamilton's absence was an "unexpected situation and makes the numbers look really thin looking at Week 1 possibly."— Tyler Drake (@Tdrake4sports) August 28, 2022
Hamilton began his career with the Raiders in 2016, signing as an undrafted free agent from South Carolina State.
The Giants claimed him in September 2018, when he became an unlikely contributor, playing 29 games over two seasons with the Giants.
He made stops with the Chiefs and Bucs before staying with the Cardinals, where the 29-year-old went from practice squad to expected starter this season.
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