Jason Pierre-Paul makes x-ray of injured hand his social media avatar
Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul lost his index finger and the tip of his thumb in a July 4 fireworks incident that could've been much worse.
Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul lost his index finger and the tip of his thumb in a July 4 fireworks incident that could've been much worse. He missed eight games in 2015 as a result, and finished the year with just one sack.
Last month, Pierre-Paul underwent surgery in the hopes that he'll be better able to use his hand next season for something other than a club.
"The surgery is definitely going to help me a lot," Pierre-Paul said Dec. 30. "I can't grip out of my middle finger, it can't close right now. That's the reason why I'm in the club. Once I have my surgery I'll be fine. I'm excited to actually get it done. Something I knew I had to get done at the end of the season."
JPP posted this photo to Instagram three weeks ago:
A photo posted by Jason Pierre-Paul (@iamjasonpierrepaul) onJan 19, 2016 at 10:54am PST
In December, JPP told the New York Post that doctors initially wanted to cut his "whole hand off." A few weeks later, the defensive end revealed what his right hand looked like during a television interview with Fox Sports' Michael Strahan.
Next up for Pierre-Paul: Returning to the form that made him one of the NFL's best pass rushers. The most recent surgery should help, but he still has a long way to go to match his sack total from 2014 (12½), when he started all 16 games for the Giants.
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