Pierre-Paul is not expected to be ready to play until sometime in October at the earliest as a result of the cervical fracture he suffered in a May 2 car accident, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "I would think so, just to be safe and not rush it,'' head coach Bruce Arians noted. "And knowing him, he's one of those fast healers, so. I hate to put a time limit on it, but the earlier the better. As long as he's healthy.''
Pierre-Paul consulted with specialists in early May and opted to hold off on surgery for the time being, committing to a late-July re-evaluation instead. That examination should reveal whether the fracture has healed through rest, or whether a surgical procedure ultimately will be required. If the latter scenario comes to fruition, Pierre-Paul would be placed on the reserve/non-football injury list and miss the 2019 campaign. A season-long absence on the part of the prolific pass rusher would naturally be detrimental to an already questionable defense, but even more so considering the team lost a key pass rusher when it opted to release Gerald McCoy earlier in the offseason.
Pierre-Paul (neck) will not undergo surgery, and the hope is that he can play at some point this season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
It was reported a couple days ago that Pierre-Paul would likely be out 5-to-6 months should he undergo surgery to address his fractured vertebrae, but with the veteran electing to avoid surgery for now, it appears he is going to attempt to give it a go at some point this season. It remains, unclear, however, what sort of recovery timetable he is facing, but more should come later in the offseason.
Pierre-Paul (neck) would face a recovery timeline of 5-to-6 months if he requires surgery to address a fractured vertebrae, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
Pierre-Paul was involved in a car accident last week and initially seemed to avoid serious injury. A closer look revealed a fracture in his neck, an injury that could require a procedure that would keep him off the football field for a prolonged stretch. The 30-year-old pass rusher will get second and third opinions on his scans before a decision is made on surgery. The Tampa Bay defense faces a major challenge converting to a 3-4 scheme under Todd Bowles without much talent at outside linebacker. Persistent issues in the secondary won't help, nor will the potential loss of stud defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, who is staying away from the team while his future remains in limbo.
Pierre-Paul suffered a fractured neck in a car accident last week and could be sidelined for the entire 2019 season, 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. He has plans to visit beck specialists later this week, and his status for the upcoming season should become more clear once he's evaluated.
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."
Pierre-Paul totaled four tackles (all solo) and a sack in the Buccaneers' 34-32 loss to the Falcons on Sunday.
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.
Pierre-Paul posted four tackles (two solo), including one for loss, in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Cowboys.
Pierre-Paul once again shook off a lingering knee issue to turn in a solid stat line. The veteran pass rusher's tackle total was his second highest over the last five games, and he's now tallied a tackle for loss in three consecutive contests. Pierre-Paul will look to put a fitting cap on a successful Bucs debut campaign versus the Falcons in Week 17.
Pierre-Paul (knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Pierre-Paul began the week not practicing but progressed to full participation by Friday. The veteran defensive end has battled the knee issue for much of the season, yet he's still tallied his highest sack total since 2014 (11.5).
Pierre-Paul (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Pierre-Paul continues to manage his lingering knee injury. The veteran linebacker has yet to miss a game despite his constant presence on the injury report, and is expected to suit up against the Cowboys on Sunday barring any setbacks.
Pierre-Paul (knee) is active for Sunday's Week 15 tilt against the Ravens.
Pierre-Paul will continue toughing out a lingering knee issue. The veteran pass rusher has proven to be every bit as good as expected in his first Bucs season, as he's logged 48 tackles (40 solo) and 11 sacks. His presence Sunday figures to be pivotal to the Tampa defense's chances of slowing down Lamar Jackson and the talented running back duo of Gus Edwards and Kenneth Dixon.
Pierre-Paul (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game at Baltimore, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Pierre-Paul has dealt with the knee injury over the last few weeks and was a limited practice participant Friday. The veteran defensive end has been a mainstay on the injury report all season but has yet to miss a game, and there's little indication that will change Sunday.
Pierre-Paul (knee) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.
Pierre-Paul was a limited participant Wednesday, so the complete lack of activity Thursday is at least some reason for concern. The veteran pass rusher's status for Sunday's road tilt against the Ravens should be much clearer with the release of Friday's final injury report of the week.
Pierre-Paul tallied eight tackles (seven solo), including one for loss, a pass defensed and a fumble recovery in the Buccaneers' 28-14 loss to the Saints on Sunday.
Pierre-Paul came into the contest sporting a questionable tag due to a knee injury, but he was able to turn in another one of his trademark efforts. The veteran defensive end was second only to Lavonte David in tackles on the afternoon for the Bucs, and about the only blemish on his performance was that he saw a three-game sack streak snapped. Otherwise, Pierre-Paul's tackle total served as a season high, and he'll look to notch the two he needs to eclipse 50 stops for the third straight campaign against the Ravens in Week 15.
Pierre-Paul (knee) is active in Week 14 against the Saints.
Pierre-Paul will thus be available to continue his stellar debut Bucs campaign without interruption. He'll look to add to his 11 sacks while trying to help the Buccaneers contain Drew Brees in Sunday's divisional tilt.
Pierre-Paul (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Pierre-Paul was able to participate in Friday's practice on a limited basis after having been sidelined to begin the week. The veteran defensive end was able to play through his lingering knee issue during last week's win over the Panthers, but it remains to be seen whether he'll suit up for Sunday's tilt against the Saints.
Pierre-Paul (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Pierre-Paul was able to play through his lingering knee issue during Sunday's win over the Panthers, which bodes well for his Week 14 availability. The veteran linebacker will likely need to return to practice Thursday or Friday in order to suit up for Sunday's tilt against the Saints.
Pierre-Paul totaled three solo tackles, including a sack, and was credited with two quarterback hits overall in the Buccaneers' 24-17 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
The veteran pass rusher continued his streak of terrorizing opposing signal-callers, with Sunday's game serving as his third straight with at least a full sack. The 29-year-old was a key part of an aggressive defensive effort that saw the Buccaneers get to Cam Newton on four occasions overall and keep him off balance all day. Pierre-Paul will look to replicate his effort against Drew Brees and the dangerous Saints offense in Week 14.
Pierre-Paul had three solo tackles and a sack in Sunday's 27-9 win over the 49ers.
Pierre-Paul did exit the game briefly with a knee injury, but quickly returned and still played 69 percent of defensive snaps. The 29-year-old's 10.5 sacks are tied for fifth in the NFL, and it's the first time he's tallied a double-digit sack total since 2014.
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