New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul lost a finger and caused damage to his hand following a July 4th fireworks accident. His actions afterwards has not pleased his team.
While he was in the hospital, the team was not even allowed to see him. According to owner John Mara, he’s “beyond the point where I’m annoyed” with him.
“I wish he’d handled it better, but we’re beyond that,” he said. “Do I wish he came here and had our doctors look at him? Yes.”
He still hasn’t seen the Giants doctors, and they haven’t been given permission to determine the damage. It’s been six weeks since the incident, too.
Right now, the way things are going, it looks like he’s going to be limited on the field. But if they get any production from him, it would have to be a bonus.
The 28-year-old has been with the franchise since being their first round pick in 2010. He had 12.5 sacks last season, and 42 career sacks.
He’s only had two double-digit sack seasons in 2011 (16.5) and last season.
But with the damage to his hand, it’ll be interesting to see if he can be a sack master as he was in the past. He was the Giants best pass rusher before the injury — and it’ll be interesting to see how things work when he returns.
He’s going to have to wear something to protect his hand — maybe a club — like players do when they break their hand. But either way, he’s going to be limited in the way he plays until he gets used to it.