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Tampa Bay Buccaneers pass rusher Jason Pierre-Paul opened training camp on the active non-football injury list, but he won’t be playing anytime soon.

According to ESPN’s Jenna Laine, the earliest that Pierre-Paul would return this season is in November.

Pierre-Paul suffered a cervical fracture in a single-car accident this past May. He lost control of his Ferrari on a wet Florida highway, leading to a crash.

He’ll be wearing a bulky neck brace into the month of August after opting not to undergo surgery to repair the damage.

Last year, Pierre-Paul led the Bucs with 12.5 sacks, which was also his best personal total since the 2014 season.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.