The reports that came out Sunday regarding New York Giants pass rusher Jason Pierre-Paul were utterly disturbing. While we still don’t know the extent of the injuries he suffered stemming from a fireworks accident on the Fourth of July, one report is indicating that Pierre-Paul remains in the hospital.
Indications are that Pierre-Paul suffered serious injuries on his hand in the accident. It doesn’t take a genius to realize what that, depending on the severity of the injuries, could mean for the pass rusher in 2015 and beyond.
Now, just one day after Pierre-Paul’s accident became public record and without us knowing the extent of said injuries, the Giants have reportedly pulled a $60 million long-term contract offer they previously sent Pierre-Paul’s way. Remember, the former first-round pick has yet to sign his $14.8 million franchise tender for this year—a tender that has a July 15 deadline.
Despite disturbing reports that Pierre-Paul may have lost a couple fingers in the accident, NFL Media reports that his hand remains intact. The biggest issue moving forward is possible nerve damage.
The 26-year-old South Florida product recorded 12.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in 2014.
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