Pierre-Paul suffered a fractured neck in a car accident last week and it could be season-ending, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Pierre-Paul's injuries were originally believed to be minor after he was just briefly hospitalized following the accident, but now the veteran's 2019 campaign is in serious jeopardy. Pierre-Paul has plans to visit beck specialists this week, and his status for this year should become more clear after that.
Pierre-Paul was involved in a single-vehicle crash early Thursday morning in South Florida and was hospitalized briefly before being released, FloridaFootballInsiders.com reports.
The standout defensive end was reportedly taken to a local hospital in Broward County, Florida and treated for minor injuries before being released later in the day. General manager Jason Licht released a statement Thursday night on behalf of the Buccaneers in which he confirmed the veteran will be further evaluated by the team's medical staff in the "near future".
The takedown of Matt Ryan gave Pierre-Paul 12.5 sacks for the season, his best total in that category since 2014. In another disappointing campaign for the Buccaneers -- one that cost coach Dirk Koetter his job -- Pierre-Paul's play was a bright spot, as he also lived up to his reputation as one of the best run-stopping defensive ends in the league with 58 tackles (48 solo). Pierre-Paul will enter the second year of a three-year contract in 2019 and will undoubtedly be counted on once again as a centerpiece of the team's front seven.
Pierre-Paul (knee) is active for Sunday's Week 17 tilt against the Falcons, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
Pierre-Paul sported his usual questionable designation this week, but he'll play through his knee issue again in the regular-season finale. The veteran pass rusher has amassed 11.5 sacks in a strong debut Bucs campaign, a total he'll look to add to against Matt Ryan.
Pierre-Paul (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
As per usual, Pierre-Paul was limited in practice all week and is officially listed as questionable on the week's final injury report. The veteran linebacker has yet to miss a game this season, and appears likely to play through his lingering knee injury once again Week 17.
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