Edge rusher Jason Pierre-Paul, a free agent to be, underwent surgery to repair the shoulder injury that hindered him in 2021.
He shared a photo and videos on his Instagram account Thursday night from a hospital bed. He vowed to “kill s–t” in his return to the field.
Pierre-Paul announced in November that he was dealing with a torn rotator cuff and said it was the “worst” injury of his career.
The 33-year-old played the past four seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after starting his career with the New York Giants (2010-17) as a first-round draft pick.
In 12 games in the 2021 regular season, he made 31 tackles and added 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble. In the postseason, he added two tackles, a half-sack and a fumble recovery.
The 6-foot-5 Pierre-Paul has played in 165 games (137 starts) and has 603 tackles (122 for loss), 164 quarterback hits, 91.5 sacks, four interceptions, 21 forced fumbles and 10 fumble recoveries.
An All-Pro in 2011, he’s a three-time Pro Bowl selection and a two-time Super Bowl champion.
Pierre-Paul signed a two-year, $25 million contract extension in 2020.
–Field Level Media