Jason Pierre-Paul DL NYG 20 hours ago2 Comments

The Giants still haven't had the opportunity to examine Pierre-Paul's hand, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

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Jason Pierre-Paul DL NYG 4 weeks ago2 Comments

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who injured his right hand in a fireworks accident this summer, will not report to training camp until he is ready to play, according to the New York Daily news. Pierre-Paul had his index finger amputated and reportedly broke his thumb. "I did talk to him late [Friday] afternoon," head coach Tom Coughlin said. "Everybody has had a good conversation with him, and mine was the same. Do I know any more than I did before? No. Do I know when he's coming? He's looking forward to coming, he's anxious to be here, but he's not going to come until he feels like he's ready to be able to play. It could be whatever amount of time, I'm not even going to speculate. I was glad to hear his voice. He sounded good, he sounded interested in wanting to get back here. His baby and his fiance are doing well. He wishes he was here, too. So we'll see."

Jason Pierre-Paul DL NYG 1 month ago

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul remains away from the team and without a timetable for return while recovering from a fireworks accident that required him to have a finger amputated, according to ESPN.com. The report indicates there has been no change in Pierre-Paul's contract situation, as he has not signed his one-year franchise tag tender. Pierre-Paul, who was recently released from the hospital, made contact with members of the Giants' front office for the first over the weekend since the July 4 incident. He will reportedly not report to the team until he is medically cleared. The Giants took a long-term contract off the table following the incident. In five seasons with the Giants, Pierre-Paul has registered 42.0 sacks while playing in all 16 games in four years. The extent of the damage to Pierre-Paul's hand has not been confirmed.

Jason Pierre-Paul DL NYG 2 months ago

Pierre-Paul (hand) has been released from the hospital, NFL.com's Kimberly JOnes reports.

Pierre-Paul spent more than a week in the hospital, ultimately having his right index finger amputated, in addition to undergoing surgery to stabilize fractures in his thumb. He isn't expected to sign his $14.81 million franchise tag until he can pass a physical, which probably won't happen anytime soon. His status for Week 1 remains in question, and it's also unclear how he'll adjust to playing without one of his fingers.

Jason Pierre-Paul DL NYG 2 months ago1 Comment

Pierre-Paul (hand) could heal in six weeks, Ed Werder of ESPN reports.

Barring any fractures or damage that occurred during the amputation, Pierre-Paul could be fully healed in time for the regular season. It is unclear when he will be allowed to resume football activities.

Jason Pierre-Paul DL NYG 2 months ago16 Comments

Pierre-Paul (hand) had his right index finger amputated Wednesday following the firework incident, but is expected to play this season "sooner than people think," Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

It looks as if, despite the news that Pierre-Paul had to have a finger removed, medical sources are still optimistic as to when the DE is going to play. It was initially reported that he could start the season on the active/NFI (non-football injury/illness) list, but overall, it is still unclear as to when he will be able to take the field. The Giants will want him on the field as soon as possible, seeing as though he finished last season with 76 tackles and 12.5 sacks in 16 games.

Jason Pierre-Paul DL NYG 2 months ago6 Comments

Pierre-Paul, who injured his hand in a fireworks accident on July 4, is a candidate to start the season on the active/NFI (non-football injury/illness) list, according to NJ.com.

There's already been speculation that Pierre-Paul could miss training camp and perhaps the start of the regular season, and in the event that he does land on the NFI list, the Giants' star DE would miss the first six games of the coming campaign. At this stage, there is still not a great degree of clarity with regard to Pierre-Paul's injury, though obviously if he is forced to miss time once the 2015 regular season starts, it would be a major blow to the Giants' pass rush. The 26-year-old -- who has yet to sign his franchise tender with the team -- finished the 2014 season with 76 tackles, 12.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in 16 games.

Jason Pierre-Paul DL NYG 2 months ago

ESPN's Adam Schefter indicates that there are concerns that Pierre-Paul (hand) could miss training camp and perhaps the start of the coming season.

Per the report, the Giants are still awaiting more medical information pertaining to the hand injury Pierre-Paul sustained as a result of a fireworks incident this past weekend. In any case, until more is known about the level of damage Pierre-Paul's hand sustained, the defensive end's status will be worth monitoring closely by those in leagues that utilize IDPs.

Jason Pierre-Paul DL NYG 2 months ago3 Comments

The Giants are reportedly withdrawing their $60 million contract offer to Pierre-Paul in the wake of the fireworks incident this past weekend that led to the star defensive end sustaining a hand injury, NFL.com reports.

While the Daily News relays that Pierre-Paul's injury is not career-threatening, he did burn his fingertips and part of his hand, with nerve damage a possibility that has not yet been ruled out. In any case, it looks like Pierre-Paul's injury is enough to put the brakes on any urgency that the Giants might have felt with regard to extending their star pass-rusher. As it stands now, Pierre-Paul is in line to play the upcoming season under the team's $14.8 million franchise tag, a contract tender which he has yet to sign.

Jason Pierre-Paul DL NYG 2 months ago5 Comments

Pierre-Paul (hand) suffered some burns and is being evaluated for nerve damage in his fingers, Dan Graziano of ESPN New York reports.

Pierre-Paul hurt his hand in a fireworks accident Saturday night, and there's been some speculation that this could be a career-threatening injury. It sounds like the issue isn't quite that serious, but the timing is still rough for Pierre-Paul, who has yet to sign his franchise tender. If the injury puts his Week 1 availability in to question, the Giants might opt to withdraw the contract.