Jason Pierre-Paul shares video showing he is still wearing heavy neck brace

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Jason Pierre Paul posted a video to his Instagram Story on Tuesday showing that he is still quite a long way from returning to the football field.

In the video, which you can see here, he is wearing a bulky neck brace still following his car accident in May that left him with a fractured vertebrae in his neck.

Pierre-Paul lost control of his Ferrari while driving on a rain-soaked road in a single-car accident. He opted not to have surgery on the injury, hoping it would heal on its own.

Last season, his first with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Pierre-Paul was a force off the edge recording 12.5 sacks, 16 tackles for loss and 20 other quarterback hits.

He’s expected to miss at least four months with this injury, and at this point nobody should be surprised if he is out quite a bit longer than that.